Verizon has penned a light-hearted response to the funny TWC “fiber” commercial that we posted earlier:

Bottom line: these guys may be selling some soggy cold cereal, but FiOS is an all-you-can eat buffet.

For what it’s worth: here’s our response to their response.


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  1. Adam Hyland says:

    THAT’S AWESOME. I can’t believe I got rickrolled by consumerist.

    Also you should have shown them a montage of the ‘cajun style’ homes they left in their installation wake. TWC may defraud and rob people, but at least it didn’t burn their houses down in an attempt to install internet.

  2. AdmiralNelson says:


  3. FullFlava says:

    Holy shit, the internet has come full circle. I’ve been owned.

  4. MercuryPDX says:

    Jeez… I had so many windows opened I didn’t even notice the Rick Roll and just bitched at a coworker and swore revenge.

    That explains his puzzled look.

  5. CuriousO says:

    I cant see the response!!! I get a dead link!!! What happens? How does Verizon Respond?

  6. nemesiscw says:


  7. Pink Puppet says:

    Rickrolled! YES!

  8. Bizdady says:

    ahhh LMAO damn it ricky bobby! lmao

  9. GC says:

    I watched the whole rickroll out of respect.

  10. forgottenpassword says:

    AHHHH! You A-holes! yOU RICKROLLED ME!

  11. CuriousO says:

    oops! I guess I was expecting a vid… my bad

    That song is classic, I thought the guy was black?!

  12. Mr. Gunn says:

    This is a good time to mention the Youtube Title Adder userscript.

  13. evslin says:

    Bahahahahaha. Great!

  14. James says:

    I can’t believe I got Rick Rolled by Consumerist.

  15. BeastMasterJ says:


    But really, I lol’ed when I realized what happened.

  16. mac-phisto says:

    meg marco FTW!

  17. Sherryness says:

    Oh, ouch – that was just painful!

  18. BrianH says:

    Linky no worky.

  19. vatica40 says:

    Man, have you guys seen that All Your Base flash that’s sweeping the nation? It’s absolutely hilarious!

  20. jamar0303 says:

    This is what FiOS is like in other countries. No RickRoll, I swear.

  21. jamar0303 says:

    Not the other one, this one- sorry.

  22. nerdette314159 says:

    Ahhh rickrolled. lol.
    Why can’t I resist singing along??

  23. magic8ball says:


  24. @jamar0303: Why is Video #2 so mesmerizing? I… can’t… stop… must… play… again…

  25. OK, I pulled myself away. 6,279円 (≈$60)/month isn’t bad for symmetric 100 Mbps. That’d be nice.

  26. jamar0303 says:

    @Michael Belisle: Yep. I have that song stuck in my head now.

    It’s amazing, though- over in Japan there are ≈20 different fiber broadband providers available because in Japan fiber lines are treated like copper lines are treated in America. It’s a shame Verizon got to keep their fiber to themselves- otherwise we might have that kind of speed too.

  27. CumaeanSibyl says:


  28. jamar0303 says:

    Oh, also- that first video is just as interesting. “Sense of Release” is just not something you get from Verizon, unfortunately.

  29. jamar0303 says:

    Oh, one more-
    Yes, Sony is an ISP in Japan.

  30. @jamar0303: Wow. I have nothing

  31. majortom1981 says:

    Well if we use verizons analogy then atleast with the cold soggy cereal it was very cheap, at the buffet you eat first then pay later only to realise the buffet was like 40 dollars a person.

    Fios speed might be great but their billing and customer service is HORRIBLE.

    I am lucky because I have cablevision wich maxed out docsis 2 and competes very well with fios. It also helps that verizon refuses to give tv service to certain parts of long island and by doing so is giving cablevision tiume to upgrade to docsis 3.

  32. jamar0303 says:

    @majortom1981: Spending a bit of time in Japan has spoiled me. FiOS speed is in no way “great” compared to what I had. After you’ve tried symettric 100Mbps you won’t want to go back.

  33. Seriously, though — clicking on the Verizon policy blog link immediately times out.

    Note that I am using TW for my internet needs.


  34. jamar0303 says:

    It’s the same for me, but I’m not even in America.

  35. descend says:

    Nice, Meg.

  36. Bunklung says:

    @jamar0303: Verizon has spent billions on fiber. It just didn’t make business sense to build a brand new network and let the competition get a free ride.

  37. wesrubix says:

    the verizon link doesn’t work for me :(

  38. Klink says:

    I laughed….
    The commercial has been on for awhile, but in my experience Verizon is much better.
    But I’m sure time warner knows the difference between .002$ and .002 Cents.

  39. warf0x0r says:

    Damnit, I got rick rolled twice in one week!!! Gotta memorize those URLs!!!

  40. jamar0303 says:

    @Bunklung: Yeah, that’s the problem. It shouldn’t have been Verizon building the fiber. Over in Japan it was the electric companies (mostly- Yahoo! and one of their smaller telecom companies did also, but they didn’t complain about other providers using it) that did the fiber network, thus making it a utility like any other. So, bam, competition, everyone’s offering 100M symmetric for $60. In America you won’t get half of that for the same money because there’s only ONE FiOS provider.

  41. IrisMR says:

    Verizon link doesn’t work for me either.

    Is it because their stuff is only available in the US?

  42. Rectilinear Propagation says:

    WTF is a Rick Roll?

  43. JRock says:

    I instinctively glance at YouTube URLs before clicking, checking for that infamous “uuiU” ending, after having been roll’ed one too many times. :) I win this time Ms. Marco! Mwahaha!