Verizon still holding off on wireless broadband caps

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) could end up being the last man standing when it comes to capping broadband data plans--at least for the foreseeable future.

"Our network has always engineered for big amounts of data and right now there are no plans (to implement caps), but of course you never want to say never because things could change," Joseph Ambeault, Verizon's media and entertainment services director told GigaOm.

Ambeault pointed out that Verizon is driving higher bandwidth speeds--testing 10 Gbps shared connections with up to 150 Mbps home connections as part of its FiOS deployment. "We don't want to take the gleam off of FiOS," he said, indicating that caps might indeed tarnish the drive for speed.

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