Keith C. Perry on 21 Dec 2014 17:03:03 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Verizon FiOS Business Internet Questions

As much as I hate Comcast as a company, their business internet is good.  I was forced to used them because FIOS business wasn't available to me and at one point in the conversation with the sales rep, I flat out asked him so why should I choose Comcast over Verizon (assuming I had a choice) and he said, "FIOS is not a business class service".  He then proceeded to explain that the FCC tariff on FIOS is as a residential service whereas Comcast's Business Class is tariffed like a leased line.  Practically speaking what this boils down to is quality of service and how quickly outages must be responded to .

I did not bother dig through th FCC filings since I didn't have a choice at the time but I don't see why the Comcast rep would lie about something that was verifiable.  FiOS business could very well be on the same playing field now in that regard but I'm not sure.  This also may be a point without a distinction since if FiOS want to be competitive they're going to have be at least as good as Comcast.

I've heard that in Philadelphia, Verizon is supposedly pushing to have the FiOS network full available by around the 3rd quarter of 2015 so if you want to give them a go, it might be a good time to try them out while VZ has the resources .

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From: "Casey Bralla" <>
To: "PLUG Philadelphia Linux Users Group" <>
Sent: Sunday, December 21, 2014 4:20:12 PM
Subject: [PLUG] Verizon FiOS Business Internet Questions

I'm thinking of switching form Comcast business to FiOS business.  (FiOS is a
hair cheaper, and the speeds are faster, especially in upload speeds).

I run the full gamut of servers (DNS, SMTP, HTTP, etc).  Comcast business does
not filter these.  I've read Verizon's Acceptable Use Policy and the only thing
I can find is that Verizon filters port 25 outbound.  I therefore will have to
relay through verizon's eMail server (like I do for Comcast's server).

I have a dynamic IP with comcast, but it never changes as long as my modem
never changes.  I presume the same thing will happen with Verizon.

Anybody else using Verizon and running their own servers?  Any issues?

Casey Bralla

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