50Mbps, 20/20Mbps FiOS Tiers Hit All Markets
Lower and mid tiers in many States also see boost....
Verizon e-mailed me this morning to note that the company has now expanded their 50Mbps/20Mbps FiOS tier into their entire footprint. The company will also be expanding their symmetrical 20Mbps tier, previously only available in some States, to all of their users starting next week. The push is likely a pre-emptive strike against cable competitors like Comcast, who've only just begun deploying faster DOCSIS 3.0 speeds.
The 50/20 Mbps service will be available in New York and Virginia for $89.95, and in other States for $139.95 a month with an annual service plan. The 20/20 Mbps FiOS tier is available in all FiOS markets for $64.99 a month with an annual service plan (press release here
, forum discussion here
Verizon says they're also bumping the speeds of their lower and middle tiers across all markets. "Basic" tier users who received 5Mbps/2Mbps will now see 10Mbps/2Mbps. The mid-tier connection speed of 15Mbps/2Mbps offered in many States is being bumped to 20Mbps/5Mbps.
The company's Chief Operating Officer Denny Strigl first announced the tier expansion at the NXTcomm show in Las Vegas. "The appetite for bandwidth shows no signs of slowing down. Neither will we," says Strigl. "We've already had successful trials of the 100-megabit home, which will be a reality faster than anybody thinks."