Verizon Bumps High-Speed Broadband Tiers On Fiber-Based FiOS Service

In a FiOS area? Good for you. If you aren't, well, you'll have something else to cry about. Verizon's heralded FiOS fiber network is loved by those that have it, but only a handful of states and neighborhoods have access. Today, Verizon has "responded to consumer demand for ultra-high-speed home broadband service," and it has announced that next month will be the month where speeds on FiOS Internet will double on several tiers. Moreover, two new tiers with even faster speeds will surface. The new FiOS Internet portfolio will feature download/upload speed tiers of 50/25 and 150/65 megabits per second (Mbps), as well as two new tiers of 75/35 and 300/65 Mbps.  The latter speed is double that of FiOS Internet's current top speed of 150/35 Mbps, the nation's fastest, mass scale residential Internet speed. In addition, Verizon will continue to offer its entry-level speed of 15/5 Mbps.

The new tiers will be offered in stand-alone and bundled packages, and for those that game, stream a lot of video or run a small business from home, they'll surely appreciate it. As for folks not in a FiOS zone? As we said, tears abound.