Comcast Reportedly Prepping 305Mbps Broadband Tier To Compete With Verizon FiOS

Brad Chacos

What, a 100Mbps cable broadband connection isn't fast enough for you? Then you've only got one choice, my friend: switch to Verizon FiOS and bask in the 300Mbps fiber-tastic service the company unveiled a few months back. What, even 300Mbps isn't fast enough for you? Then maybe Comcast's apparent plans to launch a competing 305Mbps offering might wet your whistle, instead. (And if not, what the heck are you using all that speed for?)

BroadBandReports, which broke the news , says that Comcast hopes to have the blazing-fast connection available by the end of the year. There's no word on the potential pricing, though Verizon's 300Mbps FiOS Quantum plan will set you back a cool $210 a month.

GigaOm points out that even if Comcast does manage to launch a 305Mbps service sometime soon, Verizon still holds a significant ace in the hole if costs end up similar between the two services: Comcast has a data cap and has plans to charge heavy users extra fees , whereas Verizon's FiOS lets you gobble down all the data your high-speed connected heart desires.

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