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FIOS is a work in progress

595186561The phone is flawless and the Internet connection is amazing.  See the SPEEDTEST.NET results to the right.

I just have a small problem with my digital TV service.  At the moment I have no picture at all.  Earlier I had picture and all my channels but I did not have the channel guide.  An hour later, no channel guide and no picture.

I’m not really worried and here’s why: everyone I have dealt with on the phone or in person has been polite and professional. The installer arrived around 11 AM and wrapped up the install before 3:30 PM. He did mention that the programming data might take as long as Monday morning, but all the channels worked and I could live without the guide for a weekend.

I just got off the phone with Verizon and they are working on getting my service back.  I’ll see how it goes.


  1. So, is your line in now faster than your wireless?

    • Mostly. To get those numbers I ran the test from the basement PC wired into the network.

      From my wi-fi network I don’t get numbers as good as that.

  2. Wow, that’s a pretty flashy tool. I’ve been using’s bandwidth tester all these years, but looks like it’s time to shift up a gear.


    • DG,

      I used to use the test but this new one is flashier (ha! a pun!) and lets me select the destination to test against.

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