Good news comes from Verizon for its DSL subscribers today. The ISP is introducing 10-15Mbps downstream and 1Mbps upstream service to more than 4 million homes and small businesses, more than doubling its previous top tier High Speed Internet service of 4-7Mpbs.
"Consumers and small businesses everywhere have a need for speed," said Shawn Strickland, Verizon's vice president of consumer strategy. "With our new 10-15Mbps speed tier, downloading files, photos, and other content will be faster, plus our High Speed Internet customers will have peace of mind because our service is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee."
In terms of downstream speed, that's as fast as Verizon's entry-level FiOS service, which offers 15Mbps down and 5Mbps up. It's also priced the same at $50/month for residential customers, which also includes voice service (or $60 for those without voice service). Pricing for small businesses starts at $90/month with a two-year service contract, or $100/month sans contract.