The other day, I wrote The Fastest Fiber is Comparable with the Fastest Cable & DSL where I showed tests that showed Optimum Online’s internet to be almost as fast as Verizon’s FiOS. I wanted to put that to the test.
First, I did a speed test using my Treo over the Verizon Wireless broadband network. Here are the results:
Then I did a test of the Optimum Online cable network from my home. Here are the results:
That is pretty quick.
Here is a test from the same provider, Optimum Online, in the morning, in my office. Here are the results:
Now, let’s try the Verizon FiOS connection from a location in New Jersey.
That is blazing quick! Blazing!
My father’s area just qualified for FiOS, he should jump at it. I am just waiting for my home and office area to qualify.
Update: Just after posting this, ARS Technica posted a review of Verizon’s EVDO network.