As part of the upgrade, all FiOS customers will now have access to download speeds of 50Mbps and uploads of 20Mbps for about $140 a month. It certainly isnít cheap, but heavy users will appreciate the ability to download at speeds up to 6.25MB/s. To put this into perspective, Verizon says customers should be able to download a 5GB HD movie in 13.3 minutes, a 60-minute Web video in 8 seconds, and a 5MB music file in less than eight-tenths of a second.
Hopefully they wonít be limiting what can be done with such a connection, as others have done recently. Slower plans are being upgraded as well, with Verizonís mid tier offering going from 15Mbps / 2Mbps to 20Mbps / 5Mbps and their lower end option from 5Mbps / 2Mbps to 10Mbps / 2Mbps.