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Well I thought I would post about surewest FIOS that just got finished installed at my house here cause it seems like the best place..

I got my 10Mbit/10Mbit FIOS Internet/TV/Phone service installed today.

The tech was cool and even wired my whole home network under the house for an extra $20.

The speeds are great too (download isn't as nice as verizon but the upload speed is killer)

DSL Reports myfios3kw.th.png 

TestMy testmy3ot.th.png

I got the whole package with TV/Internet/Phone for about $115 per month and $56 for the first 6 months as a promotion. Activation and Install charges were free.

I live in Sacramento, California and am looking forward to take advantage of this awsome service.

BTW: It is DHCP too.

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Well I thought I would post about surewest FIOS that just got finished installed at my house here cause it seems like the best place..

I got my 10Mbit/10Mbit FIOS Internet/TV/Phone service installed today. I got the whole package with TV/Internet/Phone for about $115 per month and $56 for the first 6 months as a promotion. Activation and Install charges were free. I live in Sacramento, California and am looking forward to take advantage of this awsome service.

Can you give us more details?  I'd like to know if Surewest is reselling Verizon FIOS.  I'd also like to know more about the channel lineup you got.  That's a hell of a deal. 

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hey cyberbeing and welcome to the forum :)

im also on 10/10 but with www.bredbandsbolaget.se

here is some of my stats

http://www.testmy.net/o-mirror-VanBuren :)

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 9510 Kbps about 9.5 Mbps (tested with 20972 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1161 kB/s

Tested From:: http://hem.bredband.net

Test Time:: 

Bottom Line:: 170X faster than 56K 1MB download in 0.88 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 55.37 % faster than the average for host (bredbandsbolaget.se)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-RIOBZ7CH5'>https://testmy.net/stats/id-RIOBZ7CH5

:::.. Download Stats ..:::

Connection is:: 9010 Kbps about 9 Mbps (tested with 12160 kB)

Download Speed is:: 1100 kB/s

Tested From:: https://testmy.net/ (main)

Test Time:: Thu Apr 28 2005 18:02:34 GMT+0200

Bottom Line:: 161X faster than 56K 1MB download in 0.93 sec

Diagnosis: Awesome! 20% + : 47.22 % faster than the average for host (bredbandsbolaget.se)

Validation Link:: https://testmy.net/stats/id-CSG1PIJKV

also check this, remember almost all these tests is overseas, since i live in Sweden :)

http://thegamer.serveftp.com/Benchmark.htm

VanBuren  :D

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Surewest used to be Winfirst but Winfirst went backrupt when they finished the fiber optic backbone (and they had a good customer base my then too). After awhile Surewest bought them out and took over their services they were providing. Surewest is in no way related to Verizon but Winfirst was accually offering the 10Mbit/10Mbit FIOS before Verizon was even thinking about it

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Go to http://www.surewest.com and enter in my zip code 95816 when it asks and you can check everything out cause they have a ton of options and I picked one of the lower ones.

I was curious so I checked it out.  Couple of things caught my eye, which might not make this as good as possible:

First,  "Up to 10 Mbps, burstable, always-on, equal upload/download connection."  Doesn't burstable mean that on long continuous downloads, you will not get the 10 MBits, even if the other server can handle it?

Second, "Up to 40 Gigabytes of unidirectional throughput monthly, calculated on inbound or outbound usage, whichever is higher."  This one really hurts.  You are capped at 40 GB / month?  Ouch.  40 GB IS a lot, but the idea of being capped just doesn't agree with me :)

Am I missing something, or is this what you have?

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I got the whole package with TV/Internet/Phone for about $115 per month and $56 for the first 6 months as a promotion. Activation and Install charges were free.

I live in Sacramento, California and am looking forward to take advantage of this awsome service.

BTW: It is DHCP too.

Wait a minute! That's $115 a month in CALIFORNIA dollars?!?! Man, that's like $30 a month in the rest of the country!!!  :haha:

Seriously, great speeds! Enjoy!

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I was curious so I checked it out.  Couple of things caught my eye, which might not make this as good as possible:

First,  "Up to 10 Mbps, burstable, always-on, equal upload/download connection."  Doesn't burstable mean that on long continuous downloads, you will not get the 10 MBits, even if the other server can handle it?

Second, "Up to 40 Gigabytes of unidirectional throughput monthly, calculated on inbound or outbound usage, whichever is higher."  This one really hurts.  You are capped at 40 GB / month?  Ouch.  40 GB IS a lot, but the idea of being capped just doesn't agree with me :)

Am I missing something, or is this what you have?

I do get 10MBs on everything even for large downloads and if it is large enough it will accally speed up to 11MBs..

Accually I have a 75GB limit and it bumps the package price up to $156 they also have a 130GB limit which would make it about $200 for the package..

The Cap is annoying because when I was on DSL I was using 300GB per month so this is a challege to keep it under. There reason for their caps is the they say "the average person on our service uses only 4GB" which is BS.

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whats the upload u get in testmy.net

?

The upload test here is too slow here I am lucky if I can get 2000kbs . I have tested on FTP servers (one local and one in Japan), YouSendIt and various other things and it always max out at 10Mbit.for upload. Last week I maxed out my connection on Bittorrent at 1MB/s down/ 1.1MB/s up on Azureus.

I attached the pic.

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yea uploadtest is off for ppl with fat upload bandwidth, unless your 4ms away from server ( Halobox  ;) ) Its a known issue

i score around 1.5 Mbps upstream avg ( max 2 Mbps ) on my 10 Mbps cap here and on other US servers i been up at around 7-8 Mbps upstream

VanBuren :)

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