I’ve been extremely busy over the last three months both personally and professionally and the lack of posts on my blog has begun to show. So today I thought I would post a quick blurb around my Verizon FiOS experiences.
Last week I finally made the time to renew my contract with Verizon for their FiOS TV Extreme HD and FiOS Internet 25/25. I also added Verizon’s Home Media (Multi-Room) DVR replacing the older QIP 6416 DVR with a new QIP 7416 HD DVR STB. I’ve been very happy with the service Verizon has provided over the past 30 months. Over that period I’ve only experienced two service outages, I can’t say the same of my previous experiences with Comcast. As you can expect I’m a very serious power user and I do a LOT of work from home over SSL/VPN/SSH. So I’m very aware of my Internet performance and I’m very excited to tell you that when you purchase Verizon’s FiOS Internet 25/25 (25Mbps up/25Mbps down) you can actually expect to get 25/25. There’s something to be said about an Internet connection when you can download Call of Duty: Black Ops which weighs in at just over 8GB at a blazing 3.1MB/s in under 40 minutes.
Verizon also just announced Verizon Flex View which allows Verizon FiOS subscribers to access On demand content via your desktop, laptop or mobile device. I’m curious though if Verizon’s Flex View is just centered around paid content or if they allow access to their entire On demand library. And let’s not forget about Verizon’s Media Manager which is a great little application for sharing your computer based content with your Verizon FiOS set top boxes and ultimately your TVs. I’ll be honest and say that I haven’t tried either Verizon’s Flex View or Media Manager just yet (no time) but Call of Duty: Black Ops just finished downloading so it’s time to go kick the tires on that game. :)