Tuesday, November 02, 2010
How stable are Cox, Comcast, Verizon? Response to a Cox TV ad.
In other areas in northern Virginia, Comcast is available. It’s hard for me to believe that any provider could achieve the stability claimed. When exposed to the elements, outdoor splitters tend to weaken, leading to stalls in the connection, which go away when the splitters are replaced by technicians (typically after 2-3 years outdoors). Cable modems and routers sometimes drop because of household voltage fluctuations, but these be controlled by plugging modems and routers as well as computers themselves into UPS’s.
Some people around have gotten Verion FIOS, and the word on the street for stability has been favorable. I welcome comments on the stability of various cable and FIOS providers.