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Verizon Introduces New 150mbps Fios

Verizon is now offering a new Fios service with a speedy 150mbps download speed and 35mbps upload speed. That's 10x faster than the current "Turbo" speed of Time Warner Cable.

The company announced monday that customers in its Fios offering areas are now eligible for this blazing fast service. Small businesses will also be eligible for the service towards the end of the year.

Unfortunately for those customers, this service is as expensive as it is fast. The 150/35 Mbps service is priced at a hefty $194.99/month, much more than many of their customers are willing to pay.

Regardless, Verizon states, "The new 150/35 Mbps FiOS Internet offer establishes a new benchmark for high-speed Internet in America and paves the way for a flurry of emerging bandwidth-intensive applications to reach mainstream status."

Verizon believes its new service will become necessary as Americans adopt more broadband intensive practices such as 3D streaming. The company explained that the new service will allow users to download a full two hour high definition film in less than five minutes, or 20 high definition photos in six seconds.

"By offering the fastest mass-market Internet service in the nation, we're supporting the immediate and future speed needs of bandwidth-hungry consumers," Verizon added.

What do you guys think? Too expensive or worth the money?

  • dogman_1234
    Wounder if they will ask me to sign a contract that sells my soul to them? Really, I am happy with what I have...a 0-9 button phone with 'Talk, End and On/Off' buttons.
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  • jisamaniac
    So worth it! Sign me up!
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  • lukeiamyourfather
    I'd take it and pay for it in a second if they offered it in my area. Right now I have Time Warner Cable at 15 Mbps and I typically get 3-4 Mbps down. Their service is criminal but there's nothing else in the area.
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  • lukeiamyourfather
    dogman_1234Wounder if they will ask me to sign a contract that sells my soul to them? Really, I am happy with what I have...a 0-9 button phone with 'Talk, End and On/Off' buttons.
    They are talking about a broadband connection for residential users, not cellular networks.
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  • emichon
    We have 170/30 in New Brunswick :)
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  • dayblade
    $195 for 150/35? Really? I am not forking over what is almost a car payment so "America can paves the way for a flurry of emerging bandwidth-intensive applications". Sounds like Verizon wants to pave their own driveways with greenbacks. Sorry, I will stick with my Comcast.
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  • Our local ISP's offer 100Mb by 100Mb for 40$ per month. . .
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  • jonpaul37
    They have these kinds of speeds in other parts of the world for fractions of the cost, this is BLASPHEMOUS!
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  • yobigd20
    thats a lot of porn per hour, lol
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  • mx2138
    Verizon would be better off if they released it to small businesses first. I doubt any regular consumer would benefit from such a high speed.
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