Verizon unveils FiOS Quantum: 300Mbps for $210 a month

By , Jun 18, 2012

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?

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  • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

    And this relates to apple?

    • http://www.facebook.com/kurtlewisart Kurt Lewis

      how does your comment relate to this blog post?

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        It doesn’t I think the idownloadblog is a “APPLE blog” if i want news on Verizon I could go to Google for that

      • http://twitter.com/appleatw Laura

        @facebook-506254966:disqus hahah very funny :) lol

    • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

      want a tissue? Most people that read this blog would like this info. You use the internet on your iDevices? K, you don’t? Then go away.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        zachary please tell me that you know the max download speed on iPhone is 18Mb/s 300mb/s mean nothing to idevices and is completely irrelevant so you can go away

      • Falk M.

        18MBit is the max?
        Yea right, also, networks usually consist of more than one device, possibly more than just iDevices even, you know… after all Apple makes more than iPods, iPads and iPhones.

      • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

        so your telling me that apple will allow you to download a app at 300mb/s………………wow thats a first

      • Falk M.

        I like how you read what I said and didn’t cherry pick and twist one of my points… Oh wait…

      • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

        how about multiple people downloading multiple things all sharing the same WiFi connection. Shut your mouth if you don’t know facts. You just make yourself look dumb.

      • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

        Max speed on the iPhone is 18Mb/s. yes. On a CELLULAR connection. Not WiFi. Learn your facts. Now you can go away.

  • Mike Logan

    connect to wifi with your iphone

  • http://www.facebook.com/geoff.medeiros Geoff Medeiros

    #2 carrier?

    • http://twitter.com/rydogg23 Ryan

      yeah…they are numero uno as far as i know.

  • ic0dex

    What’s the point of having internet that fast when your browser still loads slow, I think 15-20Mb Download and 5-8Mb Upload speeds is plenty for any normal family.

    • http://twitter.com/ProZack27 Zachary Sloane

      some people do things on the internet that don’t involve a browser. It’s nice to not have to deal with speed caps

  • Alvin Ma

    what’s their data cap for the new 210 plan? 3 GB? it’s gonna end in 10 seconds….6? 20 sec……

  • Jack Wong

    I am happy with 15/5 now, and 25/5+ would be great~

    Currently I am paying $55 even with just FIOS internet, I don’t think it is worth it to pay more… for just “HOME INTERNET”.

  • http://twitter.com/Freducken Alfredo Arredondo

    What is the Data Cap on this? If there is one, then the plan would be kind of pointless. You would reach it very very fast.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Felipe-Lopez/1608523380 Felipe Lopez

    Fuck these guys are funny