Posts Tagged ‘FiOS’

Verizon Finally Offers Gigabit FiOS Speeds –

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

This is sort of an odd way to roll out a new service. Apparently, new customers are offered a lower price for gigabit service than existing customers.

After years of ignoring the gigabit speeds of other providers, Verizon has finally buckled and begun offering gigabit connections. Users in our Verizon FiOS forum point out that the launch isn’t technically new; Verizon has quietly and simply renamed the company’s 750 Mbps “Instant Internet” tier — launched last January.


Verizon testing next-gen 10Gbps FiOS

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

10 Gigs per second?!?! Where do I sign up?

Today, Verizon announced that it had completed a second round of testing of a next-generation optical networking technology, which should eventually become available to its FiOS customers. The tech, called XG-PON, promises performance of up to 10Gbps downstream and 2.5Gbps back up to the Internet, and it operates over existing fiber. As with most network figures, real world performance was substantially lower, but XG-PON still enabled the receiving PCs to reach speeds of over 900Mbps in a performance test.