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Old 12-31-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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Hi, I'm planning on moving to Rancho Palos Verdes early next year and was wondering if anyone has any recommendations on Internet Service Providers. Speed and reliability are the two main things I'm concerned about. Thanks!
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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FiOS without a doubt! If you're getting TV as well, I'd skip their DVR and get a TiVo...
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Old 01-07-2012, 10:10 AM
 
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Thanks for the recommendation! I actually ended up going with FiOS. The installation was fairly painless too since the previous owner of the house already had FiOS installed so the main work involved was wiring to a different room (wanted the router in a different room). Verizon ended up installing a new router too that supports 802.11n. I measured the wired speed of the connection and observed around 43 Mb/s downstream and approximately 33 Mb/s upstream using Speakeasy - Speed Test. Completely blows away any previous Internet connection I've ever had (cable modem (both Charter and Comcast), DSL, etc.)!

BTW, for other people who are interested, I found this thread on Verizon vs. Cox to be useful. This discussion is mostly in other cities, but still contains some useful information which had me leaning towards FiOS too.

Verizon FiOS vs. Cox Cable: My experiences - Hokum

I wish I had read your post earlier about the DVR part since I did end up getting it. The DVR isn't part of my contract though since it was an add-on so I think I can probably cancel it later and switch to using a Tivo box if their box gets too annoying. Thanks for that piece of advice though. I have a feeling I'll probably switch that out like you suggested.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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What part of RPV are you in? Buying a house near Miraleste and Verizon said they didn't serve that area. Wondering if it's an error since the addresses are a little bit tricky or if they truly just don't serve our street.
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