Verizon Introduces Flippin' Fast 300Mbps FiOS Quantum Internet Service

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abowlofsoda

I can't get FIOS in my area because AT&T owns all the pipes around here- at least thats what they told me. So maybe thats why FIOS doesn't expand father.

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Dorito Bandit

"...which will set you back $210 per month, or $205 per month with a two-year contract."

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! That's one hell of a steal, right there! My ass is jumping all over that!

I'll now be able to infect my computer a whole hell of a lot faster with viruses, worms, keyloggers, STDs and other malicious goodies! Yes, faster than you can pick a booger, your computer will be owned by some Russian named Infekkt Allovem. Use protection kids!

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jonnyohio

Lol....it will be available in most areas by 2024, but by then it will cost $500 a month, and, oh yeah, you can only download 10gb per month.

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gamewizard

the only problem with the downloading 5 songs in 1.4 seconds is that most severs connection cant go that fast to a singe connection anyways the local isp around where i live already offers similar speeds for cheaper

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jonnyohio

I rarely get max speeds from websites on my 50mb connection. Reason I pay a premium for that speed though is I get 5mb upload which I need for my work since I upload a lot of files from home. Where it also makes a big difference is downloading from news groups, because most providers allow you unlimited download speeds so you can max out your connection. I can download HD tv shows I missed and can't get anywhere else very quickly from the newsgroups.

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Blues22475

I have a question for anyone who has FiOS: how is it stability wise? I hear and see it has great speeds, but how is it on gaming online?

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szore

I have fios in Brooklyn, and I have absolutely NO issues, at all. Low ping, high down, high up, just as advertised.

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lovedaddy

I completely agree with Dimitriz! Hey Verizon spend the money to deploy FIOS to the people that can't get it. Most of the people reading about the fact the speeds have increased are probably thinking hey that would be great if I could even get FIOS. The best (and only) internet option I have is 3mbs DSL. I actually had a Verizon guy at my house ask me why I needed faster speeds. I've got a whole list of reasons why: games take 5 hrs to download, when I'm on call for work and I need to VPN in, when more then one person in my house wants to be on the internet at the same time, etc.... Get the hint Verizon?

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wolfing

yikes, way too expensive (all tiers)

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vrmlbasic

100 bucks/month for faster-than-Fast Ethernet-DL-Speeds is "way too expensive", even when coupled with a remarkable UL speed?

Seriously? Really?

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TechLarry

Nice speed, enterprise price. Waste of news time.

Nothing to see here.

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mattyz

http://goo.gl/aHC2r

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andrewc513

And here I was, thinking the 150+ Mbit I get at work was special...

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Peanut Fox

It looks like their prices have gone way up.

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John Pombrio

$60/month gets me 35/7 Mbps from Cox over ordinary cable. Until they caught on, I could get over 70/7Mbps when I added a Docsis 3 modem (they eventually throttled me).
Fiber is not that special and not at those prices. I doubt any web site could prime that pump up to more than 10MBps. That would be a lot of wasted bandwidth for a whole lot of extra money.
Be interesting to see what actual speeds of downloads from, say MS, actually are on these high bandwidth pipes.

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livebriand

I have 15mbps down/3mbps up comcast internet, and honestly have to wonder why anyone would need more than that. It's $20/month for the first 6 months, $40 for the next 1.5 (what I have now), and then $60. (I think it's a 2 year contract.) When the price goes up to $60, I'll threaten to cancel and see if they lower the price.

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jonnyohio

Let me guess, you play Facebook games, read your newsfeed and post to your wall, and check emails, and browse the Internet, and really nothing else? Because if you did more you would understand why people like myself will fork over the cash for faster speeds. I like watching streaming HD tv shows and movies and YouTube vids,, downloading my steam games at 4-5MB per second as well as stuff on the newsgroups....lol 15Mbps is all we need....i gotta clean up the coffee I spit all over my desk when I read that comment haha

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vrmlbasic

Do you have more than 640KB of RAM in your pc? ;)

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vrmlbasic

I'd be more interested to see downloads from Steam or even GOG. Except for from the former MSAA, I don't download anything of size from MS regularly, hence my bias lol.

10 MB/sec is still faster than your erstwhile 70 Mbit connection, faster than my current 50 Mbit, and approaching the theoretical speed limit for Fast Ethernet. With FiOS and Comcast finally starting to usher in the age of high bandwidth, why would anyone want to "grandfather in" an anemic cable connection?

I'm confused as to why 100 bucks a month for 150/65 is expensive to people here. You're saying that you get 35 DL for $60/month. For a 66% increase in price you get 428% the performance, right?

Your 35/7 internet connection doesn't jibe with the rest of your PC setup. I know I'd be chafing against your sub-1 MB/sec upload speed with my internet usage habits.

You've got the Maximum PC but practically the Minimum Internet...

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szore

I don't need to download free p**n THAT fast.

Although....

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Valor958

Exactly as dimitriz said... it might be worth noting if 95% of the people reading even had a chance of getting the service at all.
Though, for those prices, I'd still go with my local 'xxx' Bell or TWC for internet. $70/mo for 15mbps? Are you freaking kidding me? I pay $45/mo for 10mb AND home phone.... Give me ~30mbps for that price and I'll bite... no thanks Verizon, I am much less upset about lack of service in my area now.

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brandon.tagarook

I thought Verizon is experiencing a bandwidth shortage.

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kixofmyg0t

On wireless spectrum yes. FiOS isnt wireless....

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Captain_Steve

They didn't mention the insanely small cap I'm guessing. Nothing like blowing through all your bandwith in 31 seconds.

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Sovereign

Selling point of FiOS = lack of cap.

I told this to Comcast when I switched. It was hilarious listening to them try to explain how the cap meant less than exactly what it says--250GB and they have the right to rap you on the knuckles!

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vrmlbasic

My FiOS is also uncapped, and I'm thankful. I could blow through that in a week without much effort.

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praetor_alpha

What cap? FIOS has no cap.

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dimitriz

I think we're at the point that if they expanded to more areas that would be a FAR better news.

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