Verizon Gives Speed Boost To FiOS Internet

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With broadband speeds on the rise elsewhere in the world, we're proud to see Verizon bumping the rates of its fiber-based FiOS Internet Service. Available in far too few places in the US, this service is known for its blazing fast download rates. But know, it'll be known for its blazing fast upload rates. With the use of YouTube and video sharing on the rise, upload rates are becoming just as important. These days, most folks have plenty of downlink--it's the uplink that's lagging way behind.


 

Starting this week, Verizon will be offering up Internet services with boosted up/down rates, and it's also starting up a new promotion to get folks off of cable and onto fiber. Verizon is doubling-to-quadrupling the upstream connection speeds and increasing the downstream connection speeds of its most popular FiOS Internet offerings. The company has raised the connection speed of its entry-level FiOS Internet service from 10/2 megabits per second (Mbps) to 15/5 Mbps, and has raised the connection speed of its flagship, mid-tier offering from 20/5 Mbps to 25/15 Mbps. In New York City, on Long Island and in other New York City suburbs, FiOS Internet is even faster with a new entry-level connection speed of 25/15 Mbps, and a new mid-tier offering of 35/20 Mbps, available only in bundles.


 

Interested? Even if you're on the fence, Verizon is offering up some sweet incentives to get you onboard. New customers who sign up for a triple bundle that consists of FiOS Internet with a connection speed of 25/15 Mbps or higher, FiOS TV Extreme HD service and FiOS Essentials voice service will receive their choice of a free Compaq Mini netbook valued at $299.99 (you'll pay shipping, handling and taxes) or a free Flip Ultra camcorder, valued at $149.99. New customers who order a triple bundle that consists of FiOS Internet with a connection speed of 15/5 Mbps or higher, FiOS TV Essentials service and Freedom Essentials voice service will receive a free Flip Ultra camcorder, or they can opt to purchase a Compaq Mini netbook for just $99.99.
 
 
 
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3vi1 replied on Tue, Jun 23 2009 11:48 PM

The speed sounds great, but may we hear the download caps up front, please?

And, call me skeptical, but any company that offers free multi-hundred-dollar hardware stands to make up that cost within the terms of the contract and to make that solely as profit from time there-on, right?

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Kiristo replied on Wed, Jun 24 2009 2:25 AM

How much does that stuff cost a month? If you are getting a free netbook, it probably isn't cheap.

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acarzt replied on Wed, Jun 24 2009 11:09 AM

I have TWC and it's supposed to be 15 down, I just ran a speed test and got 27/2. :-) I never upload anything so i'm perfectly fine with 2Mb up lol.

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