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Verizon gives its FiOS customers a big (and free!) speed boost

Internet service providers are generally companies that most of us try to think about as little as possible, since they're almost all terrible. But every now and then, ISPs surprise us with little niceties that - oh so briefly - make us forget that they're intent on bending us over and spanking us until we hand over all our cash.

Today, it's Verizon's turn to give its customers a little treat, with a free speed boost on the way for its FiOS users.

The upgrades don't affect downstream speeds, but they do affect uploads in a big way. FiOS customers will soon be getting upstream speeds up to five times faster than the current rates. Those on the 500Mbps tier will see the biggest boost - their upload speeds will jump from 100Mbps to 500Mbps. Even the entry-level tier gets a decent increase, though, with its upstream speeds tripling from 5Mbps to 15Mbps. 

The upgrades are beginning to roll out immediately, so you can look forward to getting all that extra speedy goodness soon. 

Source: Verizon via BGR

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