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[qi:114] Verizon is rolling out major speed boosts for its FiOS broadband subscribers across its entire service area. These new tiers offer up to 50 Mbps/20 Mbps or up to 30 Mbps/15 Mbps, depending on the state in which the service is sold, at costs ranging […]

[qi:114] Verizon is rolling out major speed boosts for its FiOS broadband subscribers across its entire service area. These new tiers offer up to 50 Mbps/20 Mbps or up to 30 Mbps/15 Mbps, depending on the state in which the service is sold, at costs ranging from $89.95 to $139.95 a month. (I seriously want the 50Mbps connection, but sadly the service isn’t available in San Francisco.)

It has also rolled out symmetrical connections in the entire 16-state region it currently serves. The symmetrical connections have up and down speeds of up to 20 megabits per second. The symmetrical services were first launched on Oct. 23 in the New York Tri-State Region. Today, Verizon (VZ) launched the service in the remaining 13 states.

In Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offers the option of a FiOS Internet service with downstream and upstream connections of up to 20 Mbps. In California, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Washington, the company has added a new FiOS Internet service with downstream and upstream connections of up to 15 Mbps.

These services start at $64.99 a month. More details are here.

  1. How many people have FiOS and how many people can get it? What does the installation cost?

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  2. Installation is free with annual contract and how many people can get it – let me get you this information.

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  3. Ah ok here is the info from the link in this article: “At the end of the September 2007, Verizon had passed about 8.5 million homes and businesses in 16 states with its fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network. The company expects to pass some 3 million premises annually with the FTTP network through 2010, when the network is expected to pass more than half the homes Verizon serves.

    Verizon offers FiOS Internet service in more than 2,000 communities and currently has more than 1.3 million FiOS Internet customers. Verizon’s FiOS TV service is available to more than 4.7 million premises in 12 states, and the company has more than 717,000 FiOS TV customers.”

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  4. DOCIS 3.0 come save me!

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  5. Yeah how much is it going to cost? Ultimately it would be the cost factor which would make or break this.

    regards
    http://www.techbanyan.com

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  6. comcast and att in san francisco are the two options. i have
    covad which is offering ADSL2+ but the speeds are pretty up and down.

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  7. I live in Virginia and currently have the Verizon FIOS service, the big caveat to all these services is that most websites, downloading, etc. you are going to be doing isn’t serving information fast enough to keep up with the bandwidth cap.

    That being said it has been MUCH more stable and in general faster than COX Cable which is the other predominant high speed access solution in the area.

    However, I had significant problems signing up for the service (not installation, which was great, but took about 6 hours), but just finding the right person to talk to within Verizon that I could give my information to to signup. But, once you get through that it’s not too bad.

    • Mike
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  8. Ugh. I dream of FiOS. I’m on Comcast Cable, which is fine and certainly better than AT&T’s crap, but FiOS would own me in a heartbeat.

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