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Verizon boosts FiOS uploads to match downloads

2014-07-21 09:27 by
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Verizon is boosting the upload speeds of nearly all its FiOS connections to match the download speeds, vastly shortening the time it takes for subscribers to send videos and back up their files online. Starting Monday, all new subscribers will get "symmetrical" connections.

Under the upgrade program, which will standardize on symmetrical broadband speeds, here's now the new FiOS Internet tiers will compare:
   -Existing 15 Mbps down by 5 Mbps up will become 15/15, or up to 25/25;
   -50/25 will be upgraded to 50/50;
   -75/35 will be upgraded to 75/75;
   -150/65 will be upgraded to 150/150;
   -300/65 will be upgraded to 300/300; and
   -500/100 will be upgraded to 500/500.

"Faster upload speeds means better sharing experiences," said Mike Ritter, Verizon's chief marketing officer for consumer and mass business, in a statement. "All Internet sharing - whether videos, large photo files or gaming - starts with uploading. FiOS all-fiber-optic technology offers a unique opportunity to enhance our customers' Internet experience on a mass scale by increasing our upload speeds to equal to our industry-leading download speeds. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, equal download and upload speeds will become essential."

Verizon also announced a new promotion for new triple-play customers through September 30 that pairs its 25/25 Internet service with free Quantum TV-Enhanced service (not counting equipment rental fees) for 24 months. The offer includes a two-year price lock of $89.99 per month when ordered online, and $99.99 per month otherwise.

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