Verzion FiOS Quantum announced with speeds up to 300Mbps

Verizon has announced its new, faster high-speed Internet service, FiOS Quantum. The service will offer subscribers up to 300Mbps in download speeds and up to 65Mbps of upload speeds, twice as fast as what the company previously offered.

The new "Quantum" label applies to the high-end of Verizon's FiOS line. Prices begin at $74.99 a month on a two-year contract for the high-speed service's slowest option, 50Mbps download and 25Mbps upload. The aforementioned 300/65 plan, the fastest option in the Quantum line, will cost $204.99 for a two-year agreement or $209.99 without a two-year contract. The remaining options, 75/35 and 150/65, cost $84.99 and $94.99 with two-year contracts, respectively.

In addition to the new Quantum speeds, Verizon will continue to offer its entry-level 15/5 FiOS service, which will now cost $10 more per month than it previously did. Verizon has also stated that current FiOS subscribers can upload to one of the new Quantum options without an upgrade fee. All the new tiers can be bundled with Verizon's double or triple play packages, which provide television and home phone services, although the bundle is not required to obtain the new tiers.

The new FiOS service options come after Verizon teased a major reveal over the weekend with the tagline, "the Internet as we know it is about to change forever." 

Via: Engadget
Source: Verizon

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I heard Verizon said it was halting the expansion of covered areas, so this is nice for the 10 people who can get it.

Enron said,
I heard Verizon said it was halting the expansion of covered areas, so this is nice for the 10 people who can get it.

it's more like 20 million, but hey, semantics....

Congrats to the 2% of the people than can actually get the service. No wonder they can offer those speeds when barely anyone can get the service.

notta said,
Congrats to the 2% of the people than can actually get the service. No wonder they can offer those speeds when barely anyone can get the service.

we are the 2%!

Since this post is talking about US-based Verizon FIOS please let us know where in the US you get those speeds for $10? No? GTFO Mr. Offtopic.

In cablevision territories this officially makes fios more expensive . Verizon looks like its betting that people rather have higher speeds then lower prices.

I just looked at upgrading mine and its not a bad deal, for $35 more a month I will go from 35/35 to 150/65. Seeing as my contract expires in 3 months I will probably jump on it.

EDIT: The only downside is I have to take a day off work and sit at home to wait for them to replace the ONT with one that can handle the speeds.

Zippo7 said,
I just looked at upgrading mine and its not a bad deal, for $35 more a month I will go from 35/35 to 150/65. Seeing as my contract expires in 3 months I will probably jump on it.

EDIT: The only downside is I have to take a day off work and sit at home to wait for them to replace the ONT with one that can handle the speeds.

When they started the FiOS installs the OTN's where all outdoors... they where an easy replacement to a GPON OTN... not sure why they started putting them inside in some regions... as they are verizon equipment servicable by verizon only... its not like a cable modem that you can own or rent, an OTN is basically a cable node in the cable world... and those are always outside where they can get to them fast

neufuse said,

When they started the FiOS installs the OTN's where all outdoors... they where an easy replacement to a GPON OTN... not sure why they started putting them inside in some regions... as they are verizon equipment servicable by verizon only... its not like a cable modem that you can own or rent, an OTN is basically a cable node in the cable world... and those are always outside where they can get to them fast

Actually, I had them put the ONT inside when they did it, Unlike everyone around me I have underground service from the pole into my house in conduit.

That said, I have actually removed the ONT myself to replace some rotted wood that it was mounted to, its not a hard thing to do.

Zippo7 said,

Actually, I had them put the ONT inside when they did it, Unlike everyone around me I have underground service from the pole into my house in conduit.

That said, I have actually removed the ONT myself to replace some rotted wood that it was mounted to, its not a hard thing to do.

yeah it's not hard, but it still should be accessable to verizon, sure in your house is accessable if you are there, if its outside you just tell them come change it and they do without needing you

They should have announced expanded coverage, I have been trying different addresses for years to get fios. (Not in your area)

NerdyTech said,
They should have announced expanded coverage, I have been trying different addresses for years to get fios. (Not in your area)

No kidding. Neighborhoods on both sides of me have had it for a few years now. Instead, they leave me to continue suffering with Comcast.

Travelar said,

No kidding. Neighborhoods on both sides of me have had it for a few years now. Instead, they leave me to continue suffering with Comcast.

its worse then that in our town, one road has it, the next road right next to it doesn't not even a whole 200 ft apart

NerdyTech said,
They should have announced expanded coverage, I have been trying different addresses for years to get fios. (Not in your area)

Well prepare to be hating them more - they announced a while back they were stopping rolling out any more FIOS and that was then so you won't see it.