Verizon Offers $70 Near-Gigabit Internet

Verizon Offers $70 Near-Gigabit Internet
Verizon has ratcheted up the speed of its $70 fiber internet offering to almost 1 Gbps.

(CCM) — Verizon is now offering Fios fiber customers a near-Gigabit internet connection for just $69.99 per month, the company has announced. The new service, somewhat misleadingly called "Fios Gigabit Connection," offers downloads at the sub-gigabit speed of up to 940 Mbps and uploads at up to 880 Mbps for $69.99 per month as a standalone product. The Fios Gigabit Connection service bundled with Fios Custom TV and Digital Voice service is also available with a two-year agreement for $79.99 per month in year one and $84.99 in year two.

The new service follows the launch of Fios Instant Internet in January, which promised customers speeds of up to 750 Mbps for both uploads and downloads. "Verizon has since fine-tuned the service with new firmware and diagnostic tools to increase performance even more. The result is Fios Gigabit Connection service," the company explained in the announcement. Customers who subscribe to Fios Instant Internet will be upgraded automatically to the faster service.

Verizon says the new, faster internet service will be available to over 8 million homes in parts of the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Richmond, Va., Hampton Roads, Va., Boston, Providence, and Washington, D.C. areas.

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