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Verizon Raising FiOS Speed With New Prices in June

If you’re not satisfied with the speed of FiOS, or you simply want more, Verizon’s revamping its tiers for FiOS that are available for its customers.

Starting this month, Verizon will up its top speeds for FiOS from the 150 Mbps down/35 Mbps up to 300 Mbps down/65 Mbps up. With those speeds, you’ll be able to download even Max Payne 3 for PC within a matter of minutes.

Verizon will be keeping the 150 Mbps down/35 Mbps tier, along with the slowest tier of 15 Mbps down/5 Mbps up. However, the middling tiers will be changed to 75 Mbps down/35 Mbps up and 50Mbps down/25 Mbps up.

There’s no set date for when these new middling tiers will launch. However, if you’re really set on pushing the speed you can explore the net, expect to be maxing out how much cash you’ll be spending too. It’s likely that with the speed tier changes, a price change will occur too with a new ceiling potentially above the $199 right now. Will that cost be worth the speed you’re getting?

  • frozonic
    With those speeds, you’ll be able to download even Max Payne 3 for PC within a matter of minutes.


    I see what you did there Tom.... "Tomshardware pirate approved"?? LOL
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  • OMGPWNTIME
    frozonicI see what you did there Tom.... "Tomshardware pirate approved"?? LOL
    Or download legally through one of the many digital distributors?
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  • livebriand
    If Verizon says they'll be raising your rate (I've heard they are), threaten to cancel, and see if they give you a lower rate. Works every time...
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  • turbolover22
    Totally worth it if you sell internet service to your neighbors. Sell service to the four closest neighbors for 25% of the cost each and you get free service. They are already paying that much for their internet service anyway. Why would they not want to get faster internet for the same price?
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  • sirencall
    Jesus I pay like 35 for 3mbps with comcast......I need to move where Verizon has coverage now....I would certainly pay twice as much for 100x's the speed
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  • magicandy
    If anything I hope this causes price-gouging companies like Cox to finally get with the times with realistic prices. $60/mo for 30 mbps and $100/mo for 50 mbps is getting pretty ridiculous in a time when those are quickly becoming low tier speeds compared to FiOS.
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  • Zukincu13e
    Man when is this amazing service coming to all of the San Gabriel Valley.
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  • fb39ca4
    turbolover22Totally worth it if you sell internet service to your neighbors. Sell service to the four closest neighbors for 25% of the cost each and you get free service. They are already paying that much for their internet service anyway. Why would they not want to get faster internet for the same price?I'm pretty sure this is against Verizon's TOS. If they do catch you, then, well, you were warned.
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  • kyuuketsuki
    magicandyIf anything I hope this causes price-gouging companies like Cox to finally get with the times with realistic prices. $60/mo for 30 mbps and $100/mo for 50 mbps is getting pretty ridiculous in a time when those are quickly becoming low tier speeds compared to FiOS.Okay, I think you guys are getting confused. Just because FiOS offers fast speeds, doesn't mean it's cheap.

    A quick check on Verizon's site shows:
    15/5 service: $55/mo
    25/25 service: $75/mo
    50/20 service: $145/mo
    150/35 service: $200/mo

    So yeah, you can get fast-as-hell service with FiOS, but you pay out the ass for it. $60/mo for 30mbps and $100/mo for 50mbps is really good in comparison.
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  • memadmax
    Make it cheaper and it will put the screws to cable...

    And pull us out of the internet stone age...... ^_^
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