Verizon residential consumers can now order the company’s fastest-ever FiOS Internet service, which features heightened flexibility for consumers to order personalized bundles to match their lifestyles. It was announced Monday, June 18.
The new speeds, available in a range of double- and triple-play bundles, plus stand-alone service, offer significant choices for consumers to meet their rapidly expanding needs for online entertainment, news, information communications and e-commerce. These needs have generated a rising demand for faster home broadband service, says the company.
“A revolution in speed has arrived,” said Bob Mudge, president of Verizon’s consumer and mass market business unit. “The new FiOS Internet speed and bundle options provide incredible value, and represent the most significant mass scale, consumer broadband speed enhancement in the nation in the past decade.”
The new FiOS Internet tiers containing the highest speeds are named FiOS Quantum and feature download/upload speeds of 50/25, 75/35, 150/65 and 300/65 megabits per second (Mbps). Three of those speeds 75/35, 150/65 and 300/65 — are twice as fast as those previously offered. In addition, Verizon will continue to offer its entry-level speed of 15/5 Mbps.
Existing FiOS customers can upgrade to the new bundles and get the faster speeds anytime, with no upgrade fee.
While the majority of existing FiOS customers will pay $10 to $15 more per month to double or triple their Internet speed, they may be able to adjust their FiOS TV tiers as desired and pay roughly the same monthly total that they pay now, says the company.
“Consumers will receive great value from the FiOS Quantum speeds and our customizable bundles,” said Mike Ritter, chief marketing officer for Verizon’s consumer and mass market business unit. “As consumers stream and watch more movies, sports and shows in their homes on devices other than traditional TVs, such as smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, smart TVs and Blu-ray players, they need faster broadband to enhance their experience.”
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global company in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers.
In the picture above: Base jumping from 12,000 feet up, Verizon’s Speed Guys are helping announce the new FiOS Quantum Internet speeds as high as 300 Mbps on the download and 65 Mbps on the upload.