Verizon FiOS Speeds are Back!

Over the last month, we in Long Island City have experienced some very poor upload speeds over Verizon FiOS. My earlier post on this subject has roused some interest among the geekier among us here in north Brooklyn and Western Queens.

Stephen Mike in Greenpoint posted on this site on Tuesday that our FiOS upload problems have been fixed. He’s right! My upload speeds, according to SamKnows, have indeed improved since yesterday.

Date Average (Mbps)
May 15, 2012 3.98
May 16, 2012 7.36
May 17, 2012 7.00
May 18, 2012 6.87
May 19, 2012 5.50
May 20, 2012 7.01
May 21, 2012 5.30
May 22, 2012 31.14

As you can see, I am now getting above the advertised 25 Mbps symmetrical downstream and upstream rates.

One troubling sign is that Packet Loss still remains consistent, although I might have to wait until the monthly report to get a sense of its condition.

Date Failure Rate (%)
May 15, 2012 3.74
May 16, 2012 2.48
May 17, 2012 1.99
May 18, 2012 2.30
May 19, 2012 2.99
May 20, 2012 1.91
May 21, 2012 2.58
May 22, 2012 3.33

Thanks, StephenMike in Greenpoint!

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  1. Sorry to hear Juan. Hopefully the thunderstorms didn’t take out our service in the area. I’m in LIC too – Center Blvd.

    1. Sorry about my attributing an incorrect name.

      At the moment our entire FiOS suite is out. No Internet and no voice. (We don’t have TV.) I assume this isn’t something I did. So here I am responding via my iPhone over 3G.

      Thanks for your vigilance!