We use the internet a lot in this household. I really mean A LOT!!! My husband works from an in home office so he uses the internet all day while working. My children are enrolled in an online school and do their work from our home so they spend many hours a day connected to the internet. Our family not only enjoys the internet for recreation, we actually rely on it. If our internet is down no one works and no one can go to school. We also have our phone service through the internet, so again, without the internet we have no phone service.
Having Verizon FiOS is truly a dream of my husband's. He would love to have it. While its not currently offered in our location, if it were he would sign up immediately. What attracts him and the rest of our family to the FiOS service?
First and foremost, it our need for speed! Verizon FiOS is blazing fast. Much faster than anything offered to us right now. When your family is running 5 or 6 computers at a time for hours a day, slower speed connections can be a real downer! Since we have 3 children that can be doing online classroom meetings at a time, plus my husband conducting online business meetings slow speeds can really interfere. There are occasions when our connection speeds are running so slow that we will all have to get off our computer for a time while my husband conducts and important meeting without sharing our bandwidth.
There are times when our phone just can not be used do to the terrible reception due to our overly slow internet. I have had to use my cell phone on more than one occasion to make calls I would have preferred to do on our home line because I simply could not hear a thing over our phone line. I hate straining to listen to someone talk over then phone getting broken bits and pieces of what is being said as the phone fades in and out. We could totally eliminate that bother from my life with Verizon FiOS.
The next big advantage of Verizon FiOS is the ability to receive HDTV. We often experience problems with our satellite dish tv stations. We just had a repair man come out last week because we were not getting many channels we should be. The problem? Our dish needed repositioned....again. With FiOS you have
massive bandwidth of a 100% fiber-optic network connected directly to the home. Because of that you get very reliable reception. We get lots of outages to our TV channels when we have storms (which is not a good thing with the weather we have had this year!). That would not be an issue with FiOS. We even have our satellite interrupted when snow gets on the dish. Someone has to run out and clear it off. Verizon FiOS TV was rated #1 in value, overall quality and customer loyalty, according to the 2010 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) Survey for the largest subscription TV service providers. That says a lot right there. FiOS even has Flex View. With Flex View, you can buy, rent and watch on-demand video titles on your FiOS TV, on your computer or on your mobile phone. We would use that a lot. We are picky about choosing appropriate entertainment for our children. When we want to watch a movie as a family it would be great to have that option.
We are definitely sold on FiOS in this family. If/when it becomes available to us, I can guarantee our household would sign up that very day!!
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