The Verizon FiOS network is getting a speed boost!There’s lots of competition going on between different networks these days. It’s always a race and a competition of who can offer the fastest speeds. Verizon just upped the speeds on their FiOs network which currently has 522,000 users. Now they are offering 50 Mbps (as though 30 weren’t enough) downstream and 5 Mbps upstream. Previously, their top speed offered was 30 Mbps on the downstream.
As the network speeds keep getting faster, it also seems that the prices just keep climbing as well. No price has been set, however $179 is what they currently charge for 30 Mbps. These higher speeds are only available in certain states (they’ve also just added a few), like New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Road Island. I don’t know of anyone yet that has FiOS available in their area, so I’m still left to wonder if it’s worth the money! Just think, you could download 1 gig in about 2 minutes and 44 seconds. Those speeds may sound too good to be true, which could be because there are still many websites that can’t support download speeds that fast. Impressive nonetheless.
News Source: Gigaom