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Verizon FiOS Offers Easy $10 Upgrade to 50/25Mbps Service: Click Your Remote Twice

Phillip Dampier February 21, 2013 Broadband Speed, Competition, Verizon 5 Comments

fios quantum 285x190Verizon FiOS has made it easy for broadband customers to upgrade to 50/25Mbps service for $10 more a month.

Getting access to the company’s introductory Quantum tier is as simple as going to FiOS TV Channel 500 and clicking the OK button twice with your remote control. Within one hour, your speeds will be upgraded. For those who don’t subscribe to FiOS TV, you can visit the FiOS Quantum website or use the MyFiOS smartphone app.

A promotion for new customers includes an introductory offer of FiOS TV, Quantum 50/25Mbps, and telephone service for $89.99 a month with a $250 debit card rebate in certain markets.

Last summer, the company launched the Quantum brand to market its highest speed tiers: 50/25Mbps, 75/35Mbps, 150/65Mbps or 300/65Mbps.

Verizon says the company noticed an increasing demand for faster speed service because customers are connecting more devices to the Internet. Streaming multiple online videos at the same time, for example, can burden slower speed Internet services.

Verizon says the faster speeds also keep the company ahead of its cable competition, which has struggled to provide affordable faster tiers of service and remains limited on upstream speeds.

Verizon FiOS is now offering broadband customers a $10 upgrade to 50/25Mbps service just by clicking a button on your FiOS TV remote control twice.  (1 minute)

Currently there are 5 comments on this Article:

  1. Mike says:

    Can Verizon PLEASE just buy out Frontier telephone..PLEASE???

  2. Scott says:

    Verizon sold all their crappy copper phone lines and business to Frontier awhile back for 8.6 billion, why the heck would they go and buy out Frontier after that?

    • James Cieloha says:

      Maybe Google Fiber ought to buy out Frontier and replace all of the cooper lines with fiber optic cable lines in a heartbeat.

      • Ian L says:

        Good luck with that. You can’t replace infrastructure of any kind “in a heartbeat”, much less rather rural copper telephone systems with fiber.

        Don’t get me wrong. Going from $40 3/768 DSL to either “free” 5/1 or $70 gigabit would be amazing. But even Google doesn’t have the resources to do that in a footprint the size of Frontier’s.

        • There is zero chance any large provider like Verizon would buy old copper wire networks like Frontier.

          However, the one interesting fact to remember is that Google is contemplating expansion of its fiber service, but will not do so in cities where Verizon is already providing FiOS. In New York, the only significant city that would qualify is Rochester. Much-smaller Binghamton has also been bypassed entirely by FiOS, but is in Verizon territory and probably not a great candidate.

          Frontier has upgraded some of its local facilities here to support faster forms of DSL. ADSL bonding and limited VDSL may make it possible to get up to 20-25Mbps of practical DSL speeds from Frontier locally, but that is a big maybe depending on what is between you and the nearest central office.

          For the near term, TWC will continue to have a lock on broadband speeds in this market.

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