Marilyn is getting a new computer and now wants to get broadband at home. She's wondering what the best ISP would be: Verizon FIOS or Optimum by Cablevision? Leo says that either is excellent, with FIOS likely being faster. Optimum is #2 in the country right now in service. So both options would be excellent.Marilyn should look beyond the teasing first year "tease" rate, and find out what the cost will be afterwards.
Cable may be less reliable than fiber and Cable also has to deal with the sharing of the bandwidth with everyone in the neighborhood. So it'll slow down in the evenings when everyone is watching Netflix. If she goes with Verizon, tell them specifically not to cut the copper. She may even need to watch over them to make sure they won't. Copper is the only thing that really works in an emergency when power is cut, so she'll want to keep those phone lines intact. Leo also says that since Marilyn is vision impaired, she may be able get a reduced price through the Foundation for the Blind.