Verizon FiOS Launches New Speeds

Written by John Ponio    Monday, 18 June 2012 15:18

Verizon FiOS Logo

Verizon's FiOS internet service, which uses fiber optic cables rather than telephone or television cables like DSL and cable internet use, has gotten an upgrade, yet again. All internet tiers aside from the lowest have gotten new speeds. That speeds would be upgraded was announced back in May, but they weren't going to be available until now.

Download SpeedUpload Speed
150 Mbps35 Mbps
50 Mbps20 Mbps
35 Mbps35 Mbps
25 Mbps25 Mbps
15 Mbps5 Mbps

Above outline the old speeds, which actually aren't bad at all. Below are the needs speeds, which can get to be absolutely crazy.

Download Speed

Upload Speed
300 Mbps 65 Mbps
150 Mbps 65 Mbps
75 Mbps 35 Mbps
50 Mbps 25 Mbps
15 Mbps 5 Mbps

For comparison, Comcast (the #1 ISP in terms of market-share in the US) offers at their fastest a 105 Mbps down and 20 Mbps up, which is about three times lower than the fastest now offered by Verizon. The amazing speed does come with a high price, however. The 300/65 Mbps up/down tier is offered standalone-only (so you can't bundle with TV or anything) at $209.99 per month without a contract, or $204.99 per month with a 2-year contract. Comcast's offering is $199/month without a bundle. Comcast does come with a 250GB bandwidth data cap, while (as far as I know) FiOS does not come with any bandwidth data cap. You can read more here and here