Verizon Offers FiOS Customers 20Mbit Uploads

Further upping the ante in its effort to steal customers from cable providers, Verizon unveiled a new high-speed symmetrical plan for its FiOS Internet service. Subscribers will have both 20Mbit/sec download and 20Mbit/sec upload speeds - something that is unheard of in the industry.

Although 20Mbit/sec uploads may primarily whet the appetites of file swappers, Verizon notes there are some useful purposes for such speeds including video conferencing and uploading family movies. The 20/20 service is first launching in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, but Verizon says it will come to the company's 13 other markets eventually. The cost will be $64.99 per month for those with a Verizon phone contract, and $69.99 for those without.

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