Thinking of getting Verizon FIOS for home?

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You may want to consider your options again. Verizon FIOS at home has been disappointing.

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You know that I help people with IT issues. For that reason, I needed to have reliable home Internet. Knowing that all providers have problems, I have purchased two different Internet Providers. Yes this might seem like a waste to people, but since I use it for work I count it as part of my taxes.

Today I am so glad that I have done this. For the second time, Verizon FIOS isn’t working. When I called Verizon they said it might start working tomorrow. Now that might not seem like a big deal, but if my company needs me to fix something in an emergency I couldn’t do it. So that is a problem for IT people. I think for most anyone to not have internet.

I switched to my backup line which is Time Warner Cable. It is only 1/3 of the speed, but it is good enough. I switched the PS4 and I am back in business. I wouldn’t be writing this post now if I hadn’t done that. Not the end of the world I know, but frustrating when you work in IT and your home isn’t working.

Now of course I could have tried to connect my laptop to my phone. It has unlimited data. However, the iPhone is slow with LTE and there is no way I could watch Hulu like I am watching now. After having Internet for more than 20 years, you really can’t go back to not having Internet.

Time Warner Cable has been more reliable than other Internet providers I have had in the past. I didn’t like Frontier, but I did like Spectrum. Spectrum was formally called Charter Communications. One of the great things about living in NYC is the plethora of choices.

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FIOS is great when it works, but having failed twice makes me consider it twice for any use in the future.