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Old 04-09-2014, 02:21 PM   #1
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Moving back to NYC (tribeca) after being gone for a few years. I had terrible TWC before, but this time I have more options. I have both FIOS mid-tier (50/25) or RCN (DOCSIS 110/15). RCN is a lot cheaper ($50 vs $70). I also have TWC, but not going there.

I have read a few threads on reddit, but some first hand experience would be super helpful.
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Old 04-09-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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Go with FiOS.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:30 PM   #3
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Go with FiOS.
I think I will go that way. At first my wife told me that we only would get the slowest version, so the DOCSIS looked good. After doing more research, I find that we will be eligible for all of the FiOS tiers so we will likely get the 75/35.
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Old 04-09-2014, 03:37 PM   #4
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Fios and you wont regret it ... TWC sucks lol
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:25 PM   #5
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Yes listen to the previous poster^^. I am coming from fios but i now have TWC as thats the only provider thats available in my building, TWC sucks balls, big time .
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Old 04-09-2014, 11:08 PM   #6
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+1 on TWC sucking.

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:53 AM   #7
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FiOS and don't look back
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:55 AM   #8
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I don't like Big Red, but their quality of service has always been top notch. Optimum would be a close second.
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:46 PM   #9
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FiOS!
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:14 PM   #10
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+1 for FiOS. have had it for years and love it, never had any issues at all. Funny though, I used to have TWC and never had an issue but that was a LOOOOOOOOONG time ago. Be prepared to have a big ass box installed onto your wall somewhere BTW.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:01 PM   #11
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Don't get to caught up on the speeds unless you are doing massive amounts of uploading or downloading.
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Old 04-11-2014, 04:12 PM   #12
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Don't get to caught up on the speeds unless you are doing massive amounts of uploading or downloading.
Yep, I know Fios has lower latency. Turns out we can only get the 50/25. only $40 month for the building special, so it's a no brainer.
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:59 PM   #13
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+1 for FiOS. have had it for years and love it, never had any issues at all. Funny though, I used to have TWC and never had an issue but that was a LOOOOOOOOONG time ago. Be prepared to have a big ass box installed onto your wall somewhere BTW.
Bro the big box was years ago. What the hell are u talking about..?
Back in the days of the "illegal box" .. Remember those days of porn on channel 63.

I have time warner, sucks ass but the box is smaller than the one i had with fios a month ago.
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Old 04-12-2014, 09:42 PM   #14
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Bro the big box was years ago. What the hell are u talking about..? Back in the days of the "illegal box" .. Remember those days of porn on channel 63. I have time warner, sucks ass but the box is smaller than the one i had with fios a month ago.
He's talking about the giant ONT for FiOS. I've seen a smaller ONT in some areas. Either way, it's worth not relying on cable.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:32 PM   #15
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He's talking about the giant ONT for FiOS. I've seen a smaller ONT in some areas. Either way, it's worth not relying on cable.
Yup. I have the "small" one which is supposed to be used indoors. I thought it was ridiculous until I actually saw the big one. It's really not that bad in retrospect once you have it tucked away somewhere you'll never see it.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:50 AM   #16
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Yup. I have the "small" one which is supposed to be used indoors. I thought it was ridiculous until I actually saw the big one. It's really not that bad in retrospect once you have it tucked away somewhere you'll never see it.
I checked out some pics online. It doesn't look too big, I just hope they can install it in a place where we don't have to see it.

Thanks for all the replies. Can't wait to get back to NY!!
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:42 PM   #17
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Fios Ftw
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