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Re: Choice of ISP

 Kent Borg wrote: 
> Bruce Borland wrote: 
>> I used to have Verizon DSL but have switched to FiOS. What is the 
>> advantage of DSL over FiOS? 
> Other than being slower than Fios advertisments, it isn't Verizon. 
>>From what I have read when Verizon puts in Fios they yank all the copper 
> and will never again put copper into your house. (They have already 
> depreciated the decades-old copper; the fiber is new investment. They 
> prefer the regulatory environment of the new.) Once you lose your copper 
> you are stuck: Verizon or cable. 
> For an ISP I don't like phone companies and cable companies. At best 
> they are clue-impaired, and from there they range all the way to evil. 
> I, on the other hand, have copper and so still have some options: DSL. I 
> can buy from someone who not only doesn't block any ports, but who also 
> knows what ports are. Verizon doesn't like my having this choice and 
> would like to cut them all off, but that hasn't happened yet. 

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