I live with my cousins who have AT&T's U-Verse FIOS service, and I'm just going to warn people away from it. First of all, the run to the house is still copper, though its around 20Mbps; Verizon's mid-line is 25Mbps and they aren't using any copper (if these things concern you). The packages benefits are not really the topic though. The main problem I've got with this service, and from what I can gather most services, is the "gateway" they provide. This all-in-one box is shoddy from a routing standpoint. The gateway provides a wireless connection (B/G... sorry no N), which can fortunately be turned off in lieu of an actual wireless router, but you you cannot turn off the routing functionality in general, meaning that you are stuck putting a router behind a cheap consumer router which you have very little control over. I, for one, strongly prefer a simple bridge for service like they generally do with cable, a la Comcast. There are also numerous problems they have with this gateway, and likely the majority of these integrated router/gateways out there. Something is up with their implementation of bridging, and I simply cannot get a wireless bridge to work with this gateway with any degree of quality (connection dropped repeatedly at random intervals, difficulty in establishing the bridge). Additionally, it seems like there are other numerous problems such as uploading files to webmail or other sites. For instance, when uploading an attachment to Yahoo mail or a file to Soundcloud, the progress goes almost instantly to 100% and the file never uploads. The issue remains when placing a router behind the gateway and configuring it to be in the DMZ. Port forwarding also works poorly. In a nutshell, you are stuck either dealing with a bad router, or other network issues by trying to use a different router behind it. If anyone has had some other experiences I'd love to hear them. Shouldn't options be increasing and not decreasing as technology progresses?