Verizon's Eric Rabe Talks Smack About Cablevision's 100Mbps Internet Service


Posted April 30, 2009 - By r_pad

Verizon's Eric Rabe Talks Smack About Cablevision's 100Mbps Internet ServiceA few days ago, Cablevision unveiled its 100Mbps broadband for its Long Island, NY customers. The company has been fairly aggressive in this territory, as it's facing off with Verizon's ridiculously fast FiOS service. Unconvinced that Cablevision's service is all it's cracked up to be, Verizon's Eric Rabe wrote the following on his blog:

"With today’s technology, you don’t have to break much of a sweat to deliver 100 Mbps to a few customers. But given the inherent limits of the cable platform, a cluster of bandwidth junkies living near each other could be a real problem. One estimate is that a single 101Mbps customer would use some 60% of the capacity in a neighborhood. Other users? Outta luck." 

Rabe was taking a shot at the unproven DOCSIS 3.0 technology that Cablevision deployed to reach 100Mbps. Verizon's fiber-to-the-home tech has been in service for years and customers have been raving about the speeds it offers. It's nice to see Internet service providers talking smack about each other. I haven't had this much fun watching tech geeks go at it since Dyson and Mitsubishi were talking crap about who had the superior hand dryer. Hopefully the Cablevision/Verizon war escalates to gang violence. Rabe better watch out -- he just might be the victim of a Cablevision drive-by.


Verizon's Eric Rabe Talks Smack About Cablevision's 100Mbps Internet Service


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