Verizon Wireless, the nation’s #2 carrier, today announced crazy fast FiOS broadband offering which promises data speeds up to 300Mbps for $210 a month. The new speeds are available in a range of double- and triple-play bundles, as well as a standalone service…
Billed as “twice as fast as anything America has ever seen”, the new bundles include choices of the following data speeds: 50/25, 75/35, 150/65 and 300/65Mbps downlink/uplink. Three of those speeds – 75/35, 150/65 and 300/65Mbps – are twice as fast as those previously offered.
Prices begin at just $65 a month and go all the way up to $210 a month. Verizon’s older 15/5Mbps offering priced at $65 a month is still available. Existing customers can upgrade to any of the new tiers for free.
Here’s your price matrix.
Pricing terms for double- and triple-play bundles are more complex so here’s from Verizon:
For new customers, prices of triple-play bundles of 15/5 Mbps FiOS Internet, FiOS TV and FiOS Digital Voice unlimited calling will range from $99.99 to $144.99 per month, depending upon which FiOS TV package is ordered. The packages are: Prime, with more than 200 channels and more than 50 HD channels; Extreme, with more than 290 channels and more than 70 HD channels; and Ultimate, with more than 380 channels plus premium movie channels, and more than 110 HD channels).
Double-play bundles of the 15/5 Mbps FiOS Internet and FiOS TV range from $84.99 to $129.99 per month. Stand-alone 15/5 Mbps service costs $69.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, and $64.99 per month with a two-year contract.
Triple-play bundles of the 50/25 Mbps speed range from $109.99 to $149.99 per month for new customers. Double-play bundles with FiOS TV range from $94.99 to $134.99 per month. The stand-alone version costs $79.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, and $74.99 with a two-year contract.
Triple-play bundles of the new 75/35 Mbps speed range from $114.99 to $154.99 per month for new subscribers. Double-play bundles with FiOS TV range from $99.99 to $139.99 per month. The stand-alone costs $89.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, and $84.99 with a two-year contract.
Triple-play bundles of 150/65 Mbps speed range from $169.99 to $174.99 per month for new FiOS customers. Double-play bundles with FiOS TV range from $154.99 to $159.99 per month. The stand-alone costs $99.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, and $94.99 with a two-year contract.
The new 300/65 Mbps tier, offered as a stand-alone only, costs $209.99 per month on a month-to-month basis, and $204.99 with a two-year contract.
A FiOS Internet speed grid with more details about the current and future FiOS speeds is available here.
This is what broadband Internet should be, if you ask me.
I’m not so sure about prices, though, especially for high-end offerings.
What do you think?