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Verizon Intros FiOS Quantum With Up To 300 Mb/s

Verizon announced significant upgrades to its FiOS broadband service, optimistically called "FiOS Quantum". On the very high end, there is now a package that delivers up to 300 Mb/s download and 65 Mb/s upload speeds. Even better, there is apparently no bandwidth cap in place as of now. If Comcast offered such speeds with its 300 GB monthly cap, you would be blazing through the limit in just over two hours (136 minutes) of full bandwidth usage. The new plan is available for $210 per month without contract and for $205 per month with a 2-year contract.

Verizon also offers a 150 Mb/s download and 65 MB/s upload plan for $100 and $95 per month without and with subscription, respectively. Following the same pattern, a 75/35 Mb/s plan is available for $90 and $85, a 50/25 Mb/s plan for $80 and $75, as well as a 15/5 Mb/s plan for $70 and $65. Verizon also offers triple-play packages for the 50 to 150 Mb/s tiers. The 50/25 Mb/s triple-play bundle is priced between $110 and $155 per month for new customers, while the 150/65 Mb/s triple-play package rings in at between $170 and $175.

The 300 Mb/s FiOS service is offered as a standalone service only.

  • Oops! I just downloaded the Internet..... again.
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  • theLiminator
    lol this means you actually need SATA 3 and an SSD in order to download files larger than your free RAM.
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  • DroKing
    *in awe*
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  • bavman
    Man whys all the good stuff never near me. The absolute best you can get in KC is around 16-20mb/s.
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  • jimmyjohnz
    Looks like we're finally catching up to Europe! If only our pricing scheme would slow down and even out with theirs...
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  • NAG3LT
    At first I've though "nice, there actually is fast internet in USA". Then I saw the price, 300 Mb/s fiber is only $30/month here in Lithuania.
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  • dalethepcman
    bavmanMan whys all the good stuff never near me. The absolute best you can get in KC is around 16-20mb/s.
    Umm... Kansas city is about to have gigabit fiber to every home courtesy of Google. There is a reason why you have 20mb/s, why would your ISP's spend millions to upgrade their network then watch it grow moss when google comes in with 50X faster connections for 1/2 the price?

    I don't see how you have reasons to complain...
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  • dalethepcman
    nag3ltAt first I've though "nice, there actually is fast internet in USA". Then I saw the price, 300 Mb/s fiber is only $30/month here in Lithuania.
    That's because Lithuania is 25,000 square miles, while the US is 3.8 million square miles. But I agree, Internet is overpriced in the US.
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  • nieur
    That great
    here i am using 2MB/s plan for $10/month with 2.5GB cap and unlimited from 2 AM to 8 AM
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  • wildkitten
    $210 without a subscription and $205 with a 2 year contract? If a person can afford the $205, they can easily afford the extra $5 a month not to be tied into a contract. Not much incentive to sign one.
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