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NewsPoster Jul 23, 2013 02:48 PM
Verizon adds 500Mbps download speed tier to FiOS Internet service
<a href="" rel='nofollow'>Verizon</a> is updating its <a href=" s/" rel='nofollow'>FiOS broadband service</a> with a new high-speed package for customers to buy. The new package will provide Internet users on the FiOS Quantum Internet Service a top download speed of 500 megabits per second, accompanied by an upload speed of 100 megabits per second, an increase from the previous top tier's 300Mbps download speed. <br />
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While the service will only be in a limited number of areas at first, the company hopes to deploy the new tier to the entire FiOS footprint in 2014, <a href=" ign=Engadget" rel='nofollow'>reports</a> <em>Engadget</em>. The high-speed connection comes at a cost, with customers expected to pay $310 per month for it under a double play plan or $330 for triple play on a two-year agreement. Businesses will get the connection on its own at a higher $370 per month, also on a two-year commitment. It will also be available to customers and businesses on a no-contract, month-to-month basis, but the costs were not revealed. <br />
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The new top tier of connection from Verizon could be seen as an attempt by the company to fight off other similar fiber-based Internet connections. In comparison, the slowly-expanding <a href="" rel='nofollow'>Google Fiber</a> offers a 1Gbps connection to its customers, at a cost of $70 per month for the connection alone or $120 with TV services, though it is currently only available in a very limited number of areas. <br />
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