I don't know how the cable company gets away with running TV ads that say "so-and-so rating says that we are faster than FiOS" when even the most casual observer can see that there's absolutely no comparison. Maybe if they ran the test in the middle of the night and on a node that has no other subscribers attached to it.
Ragnar -- you've had both cable and FiOS in recent years, can you chime in on this topic?
FiOS connectivity has been rock solid, and I've not once run a speed test that has shown a degredation of performance.
Cable on the other hand seemed to be out once every couple of months for an extended period, and out for a few minutes between 4:30am and 4:45am WEEKLY.
As for cable's speed, it was erratic. When it worked well, it was fine.
But there were nights where the speed was sub-20mbit consistently.
I'm quite glad I switched.
My only issue now is that the FiOS pricing isn't as good as it used to be, and I'm starting to see the bills creep up.
When you want broadband, you get broadband.
Heh... "Almost as if it were an episode of Hogan's Heroes..."
Here in Uncensoredland, the legacy cable company (formerly Cablevision, now Altice) promised us in 2016 that they would start rolling out 10 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises for all subscribers in their service footprint, that the rollout would begin in 2017, and be completed within five years.
Well, here we are almost two years later, and there's no sign of fiber construction anywhere. Certainly not here.
But they crammed the set top box, cable modem, and wifi/router into one box ... so that's just as good, right? Who needs fiber to the premises when you've got everything locked into a single proprietary device?