We know we have - 15 megabits per second downstream with 2 megabits per second upstream at the normal DSL price of $49.95. Perhaps you haven't heard about this little diamond in the rough offered by Verizon. In preparation for their Internet TV offering along with a lagging U.S. in comparison with internet services offered Asian nations, Verizon has been laying fiber-optics all around the U.S.
So what is Verizon FiOS
? Verizon FiOS is the new internet service offered which is described as fiber-optic broadband. To be able to allow these speeds, Verizon has been laying a fiber-optic network that enables this super-fast DSL service. Pricing plans range from $39.95 per month, depending on whether it is packaged with phone service, for up to 5 megabits per second downstream with 2 megabits per second upstream. They also have plans from $49.95 for 15 Mbps/2 Mbps to $199.95 for 30 Mbps/5 Mbps.
Verizon has announced that there are nine states in which FiOS fiber deployment is currently underway:
- Parts of Huntington Beach and Murrieta, as well as portions of Riverside, Orange and San Bernardino counties in California
- Parts of Delaware
- Parts of North Tampa, as well as Hillsborough and Pasco counties in Florida
- Parts of Montgomery County in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in Maryland
- Parts of Essex and Middlesex counties in Massachusetts
- Parts of Nassau, Rockland and Westchester counties in New York
- Parts of Bucks and Chester counties in Pennsylvania
- Parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex in Texas, as well as Colleyville, Grapevine and Southlake
- Parts of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties, as well as the communities of Falls Church, Leesburg and Herndon in Virginia
So what's the catch to this Verizon FiOS fever? Not a thing. The first lucky resident of Keller, Texas posted pictures
of his Verizon Fios fiber install. Along with those beautiful pictures, came the heart-wrenching speeds he now obtains.
2004-08-25 13:48:32 EST: 14679 / 1794
Your download speed : 15031536 bps, or 14679 kbps.
A 1834.9 KB/sec transfer rate.
Your upload speed : 1837109 bps, or 1794 kbps.
As Karl Bode said it best in his broadband reports article, "Users all around the country aren't waiting for Santa Clause, they're waiting for Verizon vans carrying spools of un-laid fiber optic cable."