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Verizon starts symmetric FiOS plan

updated 04:35 pm EDT, Tue October 23, 2007

Symmetric FiOS plan

Verizon has begun offering a unique plan for its FiOS fiber-optic Internet service, says the Associated Press. Within New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, customers can now sign up for a $65 per month scheme that grants 20Mbps uploads in addition to more conventional 20Mbps downloads. This stands in contrast to most cable and DSL providers, who typically offer uploads a fraction as fast their downloads; even FiOS' 50Mbps download plan still permits just 5Mbps up. Verizon claims that with its 20Mbps uploads, a 3GB movie can be transferred in just 20 minutes, instead of a typical nine hours.

The initial locations for the symmetric plan are likely more than coincidental, as Verizon faces hard competition there in the form of Cablevision. The plan should soon extend itself to 13 other states already equipped with FiOS, but a Verizon representative has declined to suggest specifics.



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