Verizon FiOS 300 Mbps speed pricing revealed

A few days ago, we reported that Verizon FiOS customers would soon be able to get access to a new speed tier of 300 Mbps for downloads and 65 Mbps for uploads, which is about double what Verizon currently offers as the top speed for the FiOS service.

Now The Verge has information, from an anonymous source, about the pricing for this new top speed, along with word that it will be made available for FiOS subscribers starting June 17th. The 300/65 tier will cost $204.99 per month, which is $5 higher than the current 150/35 plan.

The $204.99 price is based on a two year contract; if you go month to month, it's $5 more per month and if you don't get FiOS's phone service it will cost an additional $5 per month. There's also a $100 one time equipment upgrade fee for the 300 Mbps service but that won't apply if you sign that two year contract, if you already use the 150 Mbps service or if you happen to be a new Verizon FiOS subscriber.

If you can't afford to spend $204.99 a month for the 300 Mbps service, Verizon will still have a way to get the current 150 Mbps download speeds, with an increase to 65 Mbps for uploads, at a price of $94.99 with a two year contract. That's a huge savings compared to what the 150 Mbps service currently costs. Oddly, the base speed of 15 Mbps will get a $10 per month price increase under the new plan.

Source: The Verge

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Order_66 said,
Yeah it was a wireless store, but still you would think they would have at least some clue about a verizon product, or maybe not lol

Kind of out of their area... would be like going to a Honda car dealership and grilling them about Honda lawnmowers. Probably get the same blank look.

Order_66 said,
I used to wish that I lived in an area where FIOS was available but after seeing those prices and the fact that you have to sign a contract makes me a little more happy to be on time warner.

Funny thing about FIOS though, of the two times I've been to a verizon store this year I would ask about FIOS availability and nobody that worked at the store knew anything or even heard of FIOS lol

I'm stuck with Optimum in Connecticut, wishing I was in a FiOS, but now I just give up. lol

Order_66 said,
I used to wish that I lived in an area where FIOS was available but after seeing those prices and the fact that you have to sign a contract makes me a little more happy to be on time warner.

Funny thing about FIOS though, of the two times I've been to a verizon store this year I would ask about FIOS availability and nobody that worked at the store knew anything or even heard of FIOS lol

FIOS belongs to Verizon Communications and Verizon Communications is a different company than Verizon Wireless. Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (%55) and Vodafone (45%).

In other words FIOS and Verizon Wireless are totally unrelated.

Arch said,

Were you at a Verizon Wireless store? Verizon Wireless is a completely seperate company, so they wouldn't know anything about FiOS.

They sell Verizon FiOS at Verizon Wireless stores here in the DFW area where it first started.

MrXXIV said,

I'm stuck with Optimum in Connecticut, wishing I was in a FiOS, but now I just give up. lol

Makes it sound like that's a bad thing. I got my 50/8 plan and that's great compared to what i'd pay to Verizon! So if anything i'm glad I'm on Cablevision now instead of Verizon.

SHoTTa35 said,

Makes it sound like that's a bad thing. I got my 50/8 plan and that's great compared to what i'd pay to Verizon! So if anything i'm glad I'm on Cablevision now instead of Verizon.

It's not like I'm not satisfied, I recently upgraded my Online to boost because I needed port 80 open, plus a faster connection. But I need more.

Order_66 said,
I used to wish that I lived in an area where FIOS was available but after seeing those prices and the fact that you have to sign a contract makes me a little more happy to be on time warner.

Funny thing about FIOS though, of the two times I've been to a verizon store this year I would ask about FIOS availability and nobody that worked at the store knew anything or even heard of FIOS lol

I agree about the contract issue, however I had TW here in Manhattan for 7 years and WOW! was the service and technicians awful. I moved to Harlem 2.5 years ago and our bldg was new and has fiber to each floor. We have had a few minor issues with the service and the technicians were SO much better. But this could be an issue only within NYC.

Oddly, the base speed of 15 Mbps will get a $10 per month price increase under the new plan.

This is the first time I have been happy to be contracted in with Verizon. I will likely be switching providers when my contract is up instead of paying more.

Edited by Arch, Jun 3 2012, 5:32pm :

OMG! Those speeds are great but the price is insane!!!!!! Those speeds should be half that cost and from any ISP provider not just Verizon!! We really need more competition in this country before its too late!

sava700 said,
OMG! Those speeds are great but the price is insane!!!!!! Those speeds should be half that cost and from any ISP provider not just Verizon!! We really need more competition in this country before its too late!

Maybe if you live in South Korea or Japan. Verizon has to compete with Comcast (in my area). I'm paying 89$/month for FIOS triple pay with 45/35 which isn't bad. I get about 4MB/sec on downloads.

sava700 said,
OMG! Those speeds are great but the price is insane!!!!!! Those speeds should be half that cost and from any ISP provider not just Verizon!! We really need more competition in this country before its too late!

You can blame the FCC for bending to the ISP's lobbyists. The FCC made it so cable companies and the like do not operate under the same laws the phone companies do - they don't have to share lines or have fair competition. It's truly terrible.

sava700 said,
OMG! Those speeds are great but the price is insane!!!!!! Those speeds should be half that cost and from any ISP provider not just Verizon!! We really need more competition in this country before its too late!

Bitch please, in my country to get 50 Mbps (yes, with the minuscule b) you need to pay 500 US$. So for me, it's a bargain.

Congratulations to all 3 people that can get this service. I live in a very populated area and I don't know anyone that is in range to get this.

notta said,
Congratulations to all 3 people that can get this service. I live in a very populated area and I don't know anyone that is in range to get this.

My parents live in a town of 10000 in California and get it.

notta said,
Congratulations to all 3 people that can get this service. I live in a very populated area and I don't know anyone that is in range to get this.

You have to be a part of the 1% to get fios in your area.

As one who now has it but will soon be losing it, Im sad to see it go. I wish i could take it with me to Texas. Its sold service, Ive never seen any slowdowns, ive never been throttled, ive never been notified that ive used (overused) my service. It just works with really good speed. Im also in the 45/15 plan and would love to have been able to jump to the 150 plan.

Time Warner here. I'm currently paying $40 a month for 20mb no cap, they tell me 30mb service will arrive soon for $49 a month, which seems pretty good to me as long as they don't cap it, as soon as the cap comes, I'm done with anything over 10mb as it's pointless...

Pfft, people here complaining about that cost, move to Australia and have 10/1 (depending on distance from phone exchange) for $75+ per month. Then we'll talk about people getting ripped off.

Time Warner rocks! .... faster speeds then Fios, better picture, and much better customer/tech support. Verizon highly exaggerates their speed, plus their fiber break so easily.

psychmon said,
Time Warner rocks! .... faster speeds then Fios, better picture, and much better customer/tech support. Verizon highly exaggerates their speed, plus their fiber break so easily.

lol, i've been with Verizon for over a year now and have yet to have any major issues. The only time I had an outage was when they started putting it in other areas of my court....no issues after that. I had Comcast and Verizon is just so much faster. With 2 roommates, I was hitting the monthly cap every month...

Oh how I love where I live. I am the only cable customer on the first tap, and it runs straight into the fiber node.
So like, I'm getting 110 megabits a second on cox cable with 20ms latency.

Then AT&T has a big ugly DSLAM on my property, with 4 fibers feeding it.

But still nobody wants to offer me fiber Internet service.

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