Verizon Communications 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 company said. The latter speed is
double that of FiOS Internet's current top speed of
In addition, Verizon will continue to offer its
entry-level speed of 15/5 Mbps. The other speeds in the
company's current FiOS Internet portfolio are 25/25,
35/35 50/20 and 150/35 Mbps. Pricing for the new
portfolio will be announced by Verizon next month.
Verizon said that the majority of its customers will be
able to order the two fastest-speed options of 150 and
300 Mbps, which require customers to be connected via a
GPON (gigabit passive optical network) terminal. For
existing Verizon's customers who have a BPON (broadband
passive optical network) terminal and qualify for the
GPON service, the installation of a new GPON terminal
will be required.
Verizon's new 300 mbps speed for downloading would come
with an upload speed of 65 mbps.
The company declined to comment on the price of the new
Verizon competes with cable operators such as
Cablevision Corp and Comcast Corp in home Internet
services, as well as television.