Movie Watching is a Lot Better for Me Now
I had been hearing at work that many Internet provider companies were soon going to be really fast Internet that is much faster than what we have been used to for the past 10 years or so. During one of the conversations I overhead at work, I jumped in to ask what is fios?? What will it mean for me? My manager explained that it is just high speed access that is given to customers with the help of a fiber optic network. It used to be that this type of fast service was something that only businesses could afford to buy, but now, many people have it in their own homes to use with their own personal computer.
I had been with a popular company that has an online presence known for movies for some time. I used to get the movie DVDs sent to my home, and then I would mail them back when I had watched the entire movie. It was a lot of fun. But I recently signed up for their streaming only service, and I have had a tough time watching it because I had such slow Internet access at home.
During just one 2 hour movie, I often find that the average movie buffers around 20 or more times. Each time it happens, the issue lasts from anywhere from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. The best way to ruin a quick movie is to have to sit and wait for it to start playing again repeatedly. Sometimes, I would go get a snack, run to the restroom or even check my email when it would happen. But over time, it became no fun to watch movies this way.
I knew that FiOS speeds would be something that would keep the movie issue happening to me. It was nice to know that it is available in my area. I asked the company who would be offering it to me if it would help me watching streaming programs more easily, and they said yes. They were right about that.