Verizon just launched a 300 Mbps tier as part of its FiOS broadband offering for about $210 a month. While many might wonder what you can do with the 300 Mbps connection, I am going to find out soon. You see, my ISP, Webpass of San Francisco just upgraded my 100 Mbps connection to 200 Mbps — for free. Yup. For less than $50 a month, I am now enjoying 200 Mbps symmetrical connection in my apartment. My new networking problem: my 802.11n-based home wireless network is not fast enough for the super speed so I have to go back to using wires. That is a tad difficult considering there is no Ethernet jack on my Macbook Air. I guess a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter should do the trick and that means a visit to the Apple store, soon.
11 thoughts on “Living at 200 Mbps”
I’m insanely jealous!
steve, you live in FiOS region. Why not upgrade to faster tiers 😉
Considering my internet barely struggles to get above 0.3 Mbps, I’d say to be bloody glad you can get those sorts of speeds at all
Where are you based Karl?
The Thunderbolt to Ethernet adapter works well on my MacBook Air, though the software update has bricked many MBA’s. http://bigweek.co/2012/6/16/mac-is-unresponsive-on-startup-after-installing-thunderbolt-software-update-12
Does this work with the Mountain Lion Pre-Release software?
This is the heights. Okay….this is all good….but, What would you DO with all that speed? What can you possible do with that speed (for a residential purpose)?
You are one lucky ducky!
Awesome. You guys in big metro areas are lucky. Are you aware (or are you [blissfully] ignorant?) that in most areas outside of a city, broadband is still non-existent? For example, at my parents home (rural Colorado) Internet speeds are lucky to approach 1 mB/sec, often half that. For this, they pay almost $90/month.
But what are the bandwidth caps?
No caps at all.
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