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Qwest confirms plans for 40Mbps Internet service

updated 01:10 pm EDT, Mon July 20, 2009

Qwest 40Mbps Internet

Confirming earlier reports, Qwest has introduced 40Mbps Internet service, nominally doubling the company's peak download speeds using VDSL2. Plans are designed around residences and small businesses, and come in two tiers. For the first 12 months, and only in tandem with a phone package, customers can pay $100 a month for an option with 5Mbps uploads. A $110 tier boosts uploads to as high as 20Mbps.

Those already subscribed to 7, 12 or 20Mbps plans can upgrade to 5Mbps uploads for an introductory rate of $5 extra. Deployment of upgraded services is currently limited to select major cities, such as Denver, Tuscon, Salt Lake City and Minneapolis, but should see expansion "in coming months," according to Qwest. At least 23 more regions are set to be added, including cities within Utah, Oregon, Washington and New Mexico.

The 40Mbps tiers should eventually compete with Comcast's 50Mbps plans, and Verizon's FiOS, which has long had a 50Mbps tier.



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  1. derbbre

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    Qworst

    Great, Qwest, we're so happy. Qwest doesn't even try to get DSL out to rural areas until someone else threatens to, but they brag about fiber to the home. Qwest, concentrate on your current offerings, making decent Internet services available to ALL your customers.

  1. gjas18

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    VDSL2

    Does anyone actually have this option available as an upgrade yet?
    I didn't find anything on the site yet except the link above stating they had a new speed tier.

    I would love to get the 5Mb upload on my 12Mb connection if they offer it to all current fiber customers

  1. Todd Madson

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    Exactly

    I would like to have what gjas18 is having! We're at 12mbit fiber presently and if it's just $5 per megabit for 5 megabit upload count me there.

    I suppose I'll have to ask them about it but often their marketroids are unaware of of this. Maybe I'll send a message to their group on twitter.

  1. Todd Madson

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    Exactly

    I would like to have what gjas18 is having! We're at 12mbit fiber presently and if it's just $5 per megabit for 5 megabit upload count me there.

    I suppose I'll have to ask them about it but often their marketroids are unaware of of this. Maybe I'll send a message to their group on twitter.

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