NEW YORK, May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Responding to consumer demand for ultra-high-speed home broadband service, Verizon next month will more than double the speeds of several of its FiOS Internet tiers — and introduce two new tiers with even faster speeds.
The new FiOS Internet portfolio will feature download/upload speed tiers of 50/25 and 150/65 megabits per second (Mbps), as well as two new tiers of 75/35 and 300/65 Mbps. The latter speed is double that of FiOS Internet’s current top speed of 150/35 Mbps, the nation’s fastest, mass scale residential Internet speed.
In addition, Verizon will continue to offer its entry-level speed of 15/5 Mbps. The other speeds in the company’s current industry-leading FiOS Internet portfolio are 25/25, 35/35 50/20 and 150/35 Mbps. (A FiOS Internet speed grid with more details about the current and future FiOS speeds is available at www.verizon.com/newscenter.) Pricing for the new portfolio will be announced next month.
The new speeds, to be offered in stand-alone and bundled packages, are designed to address the burgeoning growth of bandwidth-intensive applications and the increase in the number of Internet-connected devices being used simultaneously in the same household. The speeds will also support consumers who are watching more over-the-top video programming on TVs and portable devices, and accommodate the rise in Internet-enabled applications like video and audio streaming, home monitoring devices, video chat, multiplayer gaming and online backup services, all of which can simultaneously sap the strength of many home broadband connections.