Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Verizon Offers FiOS With Groundbreaking 20 Mbps Download and Upload Speeds

A very disruptive bandwidth event.

Comcast's recent admission to "slowing down" file sharing Internet traffic from BitTorrent and Gnutella users, might be the best and timeliest marketing tool for Verizon's new FiOS service.
How could this affect the cable providers?

If Verizon doesn't "throttle" this 20 Mbps, this could be a very disruptive bandwidth event for the U.S.

Verizon Offers 20 Mbps Download And Upload Speeds

Verizon has changed the definition of "fast" with the introduction of a new, symmetrical Verizon FiOS Internet service for consumers, featuring an upload and download speed of up to 20 megabits per second (Mbps).

"Verizon's new 20/20 FiOS service blows cable away. Their upload speeds don't even come close," said Susan Retta, vice president, Broadband Solutions for Verizon.

The equally fast upload and download speed of the new symmetrical FiOS service also enhances interactive services like video conferencing, online multi-player gaming, telemedicine, electronic home monitoring, online work collaboration, data backups and more.

Most people don't know what speeds they are getting, you will be surprised.

Want to see what speeds you're really getting from your internet provider, not the advertised ones?

Take a quick bandwidth test

Does your speed come close to what your provider advertised?

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