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."