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[Discuss] data caps

I live in Newton and FIOS always seems to be slow on Sundays.


On Wed, Jan 23, 2013 at 7:47 AM, Edward Ned Harvey (blu)
<blu at> wrote:
>> From: at [mailto:discuss-
>> at] On Behalf Of Jerry Feldman
>> > Coax vs. fibre doesn't matter until weather gets into the exterior
>> > junction boxes. This is bad for Comcast since their coax connectors are
>> > cheap and they corrode. This is a non-issue for FiOS since nothing is
>> > exposed to the weather.
> I formerly believed the same thing - because this is what we're taught in EE classes - that the fibre should be essentially free from noise or interference, while the wire will probably be more susceptible to interference, which most of the time should be fine, but the fibre should be more resilient to noise or interference in adverse conditions.  (Solar flares, cold or hot temperatures, precipitation, wind, etc)
> Until I switched from cable to fios.  Now I can say, from an end user perspective, there's no perceptible difference.  They both work almost perfectly, almost all the time.  They both have a slightly increased rate of scrambling data, or TV picture garbling, during adverse weather.  They both don't have those problems very frequently.  Just occasionally.
> If there's any reliability difference between cable vs fios, it's not noticeable.
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