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Tired of the relatively poky broadband speeds offered by telephone and cable companies? You can now get download speeds up to 300Mbps (and upload speeds up to 65Mbps) -- but only if you live in an area served by Verizon's FiOS.
Engadget is reporting that Verizon has officially unveiled its new FiOS Quantum, a high-speed residential internet service that nearly doubles the company's existing download and upload abilities, ranging from $65 per month all the up to the lust worthy $210 per month for the absolute fastest speeds money can buy.
"A revolution in speed has arrived," said Bob Mudge, president of Verizon's consumer in a press release. "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 top-end service for $210 per month brings 300Mbps down and 65Mbps up, but is only available as a standalone service, where the slower speeds can be included in double or triple-play bundles.
"The new FiOS internet tiers containing the highest speeds are named FiOS Quantum and feature upload/download speeds of 50/25, 75/35, 150/65 and 300/65 megabits per second (Mbps)," the press release explains. "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.
"The two highest downstream speed offers -- 150 and 300 Mbps -- and the new 65 Mbps upstream speed are by a wide margin the nation's fastest, mass scale residential Internet speeds available," the press release continues. "By contrast, the fastest Internet speeds offered by cable-company challengers top out at 105 Mbps downstream and 20 Mbps upstream."
The only catch is, you'll have to live in an area serviced by Verizon's residential phone and internet service -- which sadly isn't us, at least not right now. We weep…
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