QUOTE(kryogenjx @ Jun 2 2009, 06:26 AM)
Move to Korea.
Actually I am in South Korea, and have internet through LG Dacom and it f*cking blows.
When I lived in the states I had Verizon FIO's and it was the best internet I have ever had in my life. I would get ridiculous download speeds. 50 MBPs download speeds and 20 MBPs upload (not consistent speeds). It's also a fully fiber network, to the side of my house, unlike 100% of the cable companies in the US.
I loved Verizon FIOs, except you have to be patient, it's a new service and the network isn't 100% reliable yet. It's just like any other service once it hit's the ground running, it has it's problems. Though rare, I used to have hours of downtime why they installed new switches and POPs in our area. I also love the always on aspect of it, and it's always on, even when the power goes out. The modem is installed on the side of your house and a UPS is wired inside your house, which (mine) has 48 hours of batter life running the modem itself for people using VoIP and other services. When it goes out though, you can assure yourself that you will see 10-20 vans trying to figure out what the problem is. Fiber is expensive, and repairs can take a while, so they hit the ground running to find the issue.
With ALL cable companies you are sharing the internet connection with your neighborhood, and unless they just installed or upgraded your POP you are still using coax and older technologies. Meaning, degradation in signal quality, which means shitty ass service. Cable companies are a total joke with their networks.
Also those claiming to have downloaded over 100 MB it's impossible if you are using a cable network (AKA Coax) the modems 99.9% of all cable companies use only support a max of 38 MBPs down and a top out of 40 MBPs up. Not to mention, to sustain speeds even of 38 MBPs a POP would have to push the network to limits it doesn't want to, and for anything over 100 MBPs you would have to be using 10/100/1000 nic cards, modems and routers plus Cat 6 cables, which I doubt half of you are.
Verizon DSL service is top notch, it's reliable. When I had their DSL, we had a storm knock out power for about a week, and I being myself had a generator. One day I hooked up my DSL modem thinking it wouldn't work, but why not, and long behold I had internet before I had power. Verizon puts reliability of their ISP service up there with their Telecommunications service reliability, and no-one can beat it.