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

By Jos · 6 replies
Jun 18, 2012
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  1. 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…

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  2. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 510   +152

    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 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +454

    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?
  4. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    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-i586-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
  5. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,372   +69

    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.
  6. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 1,923   +756

    Personally, I'm not paying $200 / mo for this. I can buy a car for that much. This gets me next to nothing.
  7. 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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