Verizon FiOS teases their own June 18th reveal

What in the wide, wide world of sports is the deal with June 18th? We have already reported that Microsoft plans to hold some kind of special event in Los Angeles on that day, and Nokia has been teasing us with their own reveal on Monday (which looks like it will have nothing to do with Microsoft's announcement). Now it looks like Verizon's FiOS is going to have its own event.

In a new YouTube teaser trailer, shown above, power is shut down across the city before something else turns back on. Verizon assures us that the Internet is going to "change forever" starting on Monday.

Verizon has already confirmed that it will give its FiOS customers a speed boost up to 300 Mbps for downloads sometime later in June. It's likely that this June 18th announcement will be the official rollout of this upgrade. A leaked list of price points for the new FiOS plans has already made its way to the Internet.

So there you have it: Microsoft, Nokia and Verizon are all giving us a heads-up to their big announcements on Monday. Oh, and then there's that "future of Windows Phone event" in San Fransisco on Wednesday and the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S III in the US that same week. It's definitely going to be a busy tech news cycle next week.

Via: The Verge
Source: Verizon YouTube video

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Jaybonaut said,
Actually surprised FIOS gets as much coverage as it does in the news, since SO FEW PEOPLE GET ACCESS TO IT.

I rejoiced when my town FINALLY got it.

Definitely wish i could get that 150 plan but not really needing it (apparently). I've only used 17GB this month! I'm sure in that will change for the second half of this month and the rest of summer as gf comes back plus summer shows starting up so watching those online! Last month i did about 210GB and that was kinda a slow month too

http://youtu.be/3hsMxzMTlT0

Here's another video talking about the 300Mbps speeds which was posted around the same time as that commercial.

Speaking of which I just saw it on TV (NBC) while watching some Golf.

Edited by Roger H., Jun 17 2012, 3:31am :

Brian Miller said,
Verizon provides the worst customer service ever!

I think that crown goes to Comcast. Last month I tried ordering their service, but never heard back from them, then they sent me a bill and it took me forever to get them to realize I didn't have service with them because they never got back in touch with me.

Hurmoth said,
I think that crown goes to Comcast. Last month I tried ordering their service, but never heard back from them, then they sent me a bill and it took me forever to get them to realize I didn't have service with them because they never got back in touch with me.

I feel your pain.

This is just a marketing push for a "new internet" aka doubleing the speeds of all their tiers... not a fios exansion

neufuse said,
This is just a marketing push for a "new internet" aka doubleing the speeds of all their tiers... not a fios exansion
But they already announced that. Why re-announce the same thing? http://www.boston.com/business...osts_fios_broadband_speeds/

That seems like a waste of money and one that will most likely get very little attention and even worse, very little customers considering the price for 300Mbps down will cost at least a hundred dollars or more.

Hurmoth said,
But they already announced that. Why re-announce the same thing? http://www.boston.com/business...osts_fios_broadband_speeds/

That seems like a waste of money and one that will most likely get very little attention and even worse, very little customers considering the price for 300Mbps down will cost at least a hundred dollars or more.

because there is no "new internet" coming this week, the only thing verizon has coming is the speed upgrade... and this isn't an IPv6 announcement either

neufuse said,

because there is no "new internet" coming this week, the only thing verizon has coming is the speed upgrade... and this isn't an IPv6 announcement either

You say that like you've got the ultimate authority on such matters. Do you have any proof other than your "opinion"? Again, why would Verizon waste anymore money on FIOS marketing if they're not expanding it and only upgrading speeds to points that only the extreme wealthy can afford it (being small demographic). Offer me more than your opinion.

Hurmoth said,
You say that like you've got the ultimate authority on such matters. Do you have any proof other than your "opinion"? Again, why would Verizon waste anymore money on FIOS marketing if they're not expanding it and only upgrading speeds to points that only the extreme wealthy can afford it (being small demographic). Offer me more than your opinion.

because verizon has already said its not expanding further until the market starts buying into it, and read they had two ads, the one ad had small print talking about faster speeds wont be available in all areas on 6/18/2012... well kinda a dead give away there huh

just because they announced it on the internet doesn't mean they announced it to the public that doesn't read all the stories we do, these ads are just a marketing campaign that starts that day to convince the public to buy into it

Edited by neufuse, Jun 17 2012, 1:33pm :

OK. Now I'm sure they're announcing Xbox Video on Monday. I thought it was strange that they didn't announce it at E3, even though they announced Xbox Music.

sava700 said,
I'd just like to have the option to get on it but they've stopped installing it from what I hear.
That's what I've heard too. I'm hopeful that this is an announcement where they're going to relaunch the product and add more cities. I want mine to be one of them!

Considering the marketing here, I really hope it is more than just a pricing reveal. It that's all it is, Verizon has to much money to waste.

I would really like to hear that FiOS is expanding, but from what I remember reading a year or so ago is that FiOS is pretty much dead in terms of expanding to new cities.

Hurmoth said,
Considering the marketing here, I really hope it is more than just a pricing reveal. It that's all it is, Verizon has to much money to waste.

I would really like to hear that FiOS is expanding, but from what I remember reading a year or so ago is that FiOS is pretty much dead in terms of expanding to new cities.

i was thinking the same thing, nobody cares about FiOS anymore if they are not going to expand it, its pretty much dead now to probably 90% of the country.