Verizon intros FiOS Quantum, up to 300Mbps for $210

By on June 18, 2012, 11:00 AM

Verizon is moving ahead with plans to double speeds for FiOS Internet subscribers up to a maximum of 300 megabits per second. Customers can pick from five speeds, starting with a basic 15Mbps plan. All of them can be acquired as standalone services or in double or triple-play packages, ranging in price from $65 to $175 a month, except the 300/65Mbps plan which is only available by itself for $210 a month.

The entry-level 15Mbps download, 5Mbps upload plan remains unchanged for those with more modest needs, while the 25/25 Mbps option has been bumped to 50/25 Mbps, the 35/35 Mbps to 75/35 Mbps, the 50/20 Mbps to 150/65 Mbps, and the previous maximum of 150/35 Mbps is now 300/65 Mbps. The four faster tiers have been renamed FiOS Quantum and are priced as follow:

Speed Standalone Douple-play Triple-play
15/5 $69.99 $84.99 to $129.99 --
50/25 $84.99 $94.99 to $134.99 $109.99 to $149.99
75/35 $89.99 $99.99 to $139.99 $114.99 to $154.99
150/65 $99.99 $154.99 to $159.99 $169.99 to $174.99
300/65 $209.99 -- --

You can save around $5 a month on your subscription by signing a two-year contract.

Verizon claims the two highest downstream speed offers – 150 and 300 Mbps – and the new 65 Mbps upstream speed are by far the nation's fastest, mass scale residential Internet speeds available. Keeping up with growth of home broadband consumption, the 300 Mbps tier will allow for the download of a 1.5GB standard-def movie in less than 40 seconds and a 5GB high-def film in 2.2 minutes.

Existing customers can upgrade to the new tiers with no service fee, but their bill will probably go up about $10 to $15 a month. You can visit Verizon’s website to determine if it is available in your area.




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Scshadow said:

What servers can actually upload data fast enough during even low load hours to match a FiOS connection... at an extra 100 dollars, just buy on disc what you want instead of getting the top tier FiOS. I want but I don't $200 a month want.

IAMTHESTIG said:

What servers can actually upload data fast enough during even low load hours to match a FiOS connection... at an extra 100 dollars, just buy on disc what you want instead of getting the top tier FiOS. I want but I don't $200 a month want.

300 mbit isn't that fast actually... most desktop hard drives can easily upload data at that rate.

So now what I want to know, is there some ridiculous 50 GB data cap per month or something?

captainawesome captainawesome said:

I was thinking the same thing. My iTunes download speeds have been horrible every so often. Downloading a 150MB file in around 10 minutes when I can download a whole CD-rom ISO in under 2 on my connection:

www21:/home/XXXXXX# scp sayatr1@www6:~sayatr1/Mageia-2-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe1-Americas-
586-CD.iso .

sayatr1@www6's password:

Mageia-2-LiveCD-KDE4-Europe1-Americas-i586-CD.iso 100% 674MB 9.0MB/s 01:15

www21:/home/XXXXX# l

tonylukac said:

People are really going to pay these rates for streaming or whatever when you can rent a dvd from redbox for $1? How many movies can I rent in 1 month, around 200 for this? Glad my brother got off verizon wireless at the rates the whole company has. Get real.

wiyosaya said:

Personally, I'm not paying $200 / mo for this. I can buy a car for that much. This gets me next to nothing.

Guest said:

While a single user may not want it, Dorms, appartments etc may... I'm plenty happy with my 7, so when they double it all the better for me.

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