Cablevision and other local cable providers have taken Verizon to task, and now the telco is ramping up its connection speeds for its FiOS service to 50 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream. Previously, the high end of FiOS saw speeds of 30 Mbps down and 5 Mbps upstream. The medium tier has been increased to 15 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps up. While the 30 Mbps service cost $179 a month, rumor has it that the increased service will cost less at $90 a month. Despite the dramatic decrease in price, competitors like Cablevision would still have it beat, since their comparable service runs for a third of the price.
For more on Verizon's FiOS service:
- see this article from GigaOM