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Verizon FiOS rolling out symmetrical upload speeds at no additional charge

By Shawn Knight ยท 11 replies
Jul 21, 2014
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  1. Verizon on Monday announced its FiOS Internet service is getting a speed boost. Instead of upping download speeds (which are already plenty fast over the fiber connection), the company is tackling a facet that's often overlooked - upload speeds.

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  2. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I am tempted to switch from Optimum now. Optimums STB UI sucks.
  3. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,445   +349

    I just upgraded from 25/25 to 50/25 (testing regularly at 60/30-35), so while my new agreement expires by the time the rollout is expected to be completed, it'll be nice to know that I'll be getting the symmetrical line back. I use a lot of that 25mbps up for offsite network backup, gaming, @home style projects and the like, I can only count myself lucky they have not said anything about my bandwidth usage.... Now that I have this new plan I'll have to wait and see.
  4. Nima304

    Nima304 TS Guru Posts: 365   +81

    This is amazing. I hope other telecom providers follow Verizon's example.
  5. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 833   +411

    Yet they aren't talking about raising data caps. Shocking...
  6. What data caps? Fios internet has no data caps. We're not talking about cell phones here.
  7. insect

    insect TS Evangelist Posts: 349   +131

    What's interested is that up until 2010 they offered mirrored data up/down with every package anyway, then it went away and they offered split speed... now it's back. Why the heck did it go away to begin with?
  8. Spykezxp

    Spykezxp TS Addict Posts: 294   +73

    This is good to hear, and the fact that Verizon is not charging any extra makes it even better. Been a Fios customer for over a year now and it doesn't look like I am going anywhere any time soon. As long as they keep making upgrades to their networks like this, they will have plenty of loyal customers.
  9. MonsterZero

    MonsterZero TS Maniac Posts: 383   +180

    All those upgrades to your bandwidth, and you still couldn't just tell me you are actively blocking Netflix.

    If you don't already have TWC, Comcast, or Verizon, DON'T DO IT. Stick with ANYONE ELSE, these *******s are the reason we need net neutrality. They need to be losing customers instead of making more.
  10. Zeromus

    Zeromus TS Booster Posts: 227   +7

    I've been an existing customer for a while on 50/25 and just got matching speeds! I did a speed test and got 56/61!

    If you're an existing customer and want to get this, simply log into your verizon primary account and go to the "My Extras+" side bar thing. Signing up just requires you to enter a birthday, and all you do is get points for watching ads and changing settings or something. I have no idea where you can use these points, but signing up should give you a message saying that your upload speeds now match your download speeds compliment of verizon.
  11. mojorisin23

    mojorisin23 TS Booster Posts: 147   +46

    "tempted"?? I switched as soon as fios was installed and never looked back. the picture quality is so much better...
  12. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    Yeah I liked FIOS and all but I switched back because optimum offered to pay the termination fee and offered me a lot more.

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