[nycphp-talk] [0T] Comcast as ISP -- opinions?

Anthony Wlodarski aw at
Tue Aug 21 16:03:57 EDT 2007

I happen to live in an area where FiOS is in direct competition with my
Comcast line, good news for me I got a good bump in connection speed.  I
maxed out at about 64mbps the other day, insanely fast just to browse the
web.  I know other people in the community also got a bump in speed as well
from Comcast as they don't want anyone to leave (so for the same price I get
a bump in speed, go consumerism!).


But I have also heard good things about FiOS but make sure your neighborhood
has access to it.  Also in regards to your friends server David, I tried to
do that once with Verizon, they saw the bandwidth traffic and blocked the
port 80 incoming requests, that's when I called up and they said I was
violating my TOS when I decided to host a web server at a residential IP


Anthony Wlodarski

Senior Technical Recruiter

Shulman Fleming & Partners

646-285-0500 x230

aw at


From: talk-bounces at [mailto:talk-bounces at] On
Behalf Of David Mintz
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2007 3:13 PM
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Subject: Re: [nycphp-talk] [0T] Comcast as ISP -- opinions?


FiOS isn't available to me yet but I will keep watching. What's RCN? In any
case it looks like Comcast has a monopoly on all non-DSL, consumer-type
broadband in my area. F... Fooie.

Many thanks to all.

On 8/16/07, Rob Marscher <rmarscher at> wrote:

On Aug 15, 2007, at 6:54 PM, David Mintz wrote:
> I am about to move, and considering dumping Speakeasy DSL for the
> sake of economy
If your new place has access to Verizon FiOS, I'd recommend that.
It's so fast!!  A friend of mine runs a server successfully through
it using

David Mintz

The subtle source is clear and bright
The tributary streams flow through the darkness 

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