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the Cost of Fiber Optic Internet Access

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$ 100
May 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Monthly charge for early adopter of service  more... close row
$ 45
Mar 2007
Dallas, TX
Never going back to DSL  more... close row
$ 30
Aug 2007
Tucson, Arizona
Download speeds very fast  more... close row
$ 40
May 2008
Provo, Utah
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$ 35
Apr 2008
Ashburn, VA
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$ 125
May 2008
Chicago, Illinois
Internet is now blazing fast  more... close row
$ 49
Mar 2008
delaware county PA
Inconsistent internet access  more... close row
$ 105
Jan 2008
Midlothian, VA
Competition helps prices  more... close row
$ 43
Apr 2008
Newark, DE
Only a slight difference from cable internet  more... close row
$ 41
Jun 2008
Carrollton, TX
Nonbundled fiber optic services per month  more... close row

Description of service

5Mb Fiber Optic service. The Base rate is $39.99 Plus $1.24 in taxes for a total of $41.23. There are no other charges. I have just Fiber Optic Internet, with out any other bundled services.

Review of Service

In over 18 months I have had one outage that lasted about 4 hours. Other than this the service is Great. I started with 15Mb service and downgraded to the 5Mb service. I get a Full 5Mb of speed, as tested by a number of different Internet Speed Tests. I have also tested the “Ping” speed and it is faster than DSL and Cable. All in all I give this service an A+. If you can get Fiber in your area, I would strongly recommend it.


I would strongly suggest that, if possible, you don’t get a bundled Router. When I downgraded to 5Mb I was sent a free Wireless Router and it does not work very well. What comes out of the box that is installed in Ethernet, so you can hook up any Router. Spend a few bucks and get something nice. You can spend as little as $20 for a Wireless B/G Router, as much as $120 for a nice Gigabit Router and if you really want the best you can spend $300 for an “N” Gigabit Router.

If Fiber is new in your area, be ready for some confusion, since many of the Techs sent to install this will be new at it. It’s not like DSL, they must come to your house and install a new NIU (Network Interface Unit) at your house. If you have phone service from the same company, they will also switch your phone service to Fiber and install a UPS to backup the unit in case of a power failure.

$ 69
Jun 2008
Denton, Texas
Not that great of a deal after intro months  more... close row
$ 50
Jun 2008
Phoenix, Arizona
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