Sunday, July 12, 2009

FiOS vs. Comcast?

Hello you half-dozen readers! The simple question is stated above.

The full question is a bit more complicated. I currently am a mostly-satisfied Comcast business-class customer in a place with no other options. I will be moving to a place where I can choose between Verizon FiOS and Comcast business-class. My initial forays suggest I can keep my 6Mbit/1Mbit with /29 prefix of static IPs, or pay $20-30/month more and push it up to 20Mbit/5Mbit. Having 5Mbit out is very tempting, but apart from making my family download pictures from faster, I'm not sure it's worth it.

Comcast won't bundle consumer TV and Phone with business-class Internet, will FiOS? And I have some technical issues with my /29 static IP block with Comcast. Will I have these the same with FiOS? Will I even be able to get a /29 with FiOS?

Any clues are, as always, welcome!