Cable Technology Feature Article
January 20, 2010
Verizon Unveils New FiOS Bundles that Offer High Speed Internet and More HD Programming Options
By Nathesh, TMCnet Contributor
Verizon has announced new FiOS (News - Alert) bundle options that will deliver up to 35 Mbps Internet upstream speeds and more than 90 HD channels to consumers.
The company has asserted that its new FiOS bundles will make FiOS entertainment and broadband experience even better. Customers can now benefit from even faster two-way Internet connections that maximize today’s interactive Web; more high-definition programming options and premium channel extras; plus long-term discounts customers can rely on for ongoing savings.
Consumers nowadays require faster Internet speeds for social networking, online gaming and accessing telemedicine, electronic home-energy and security monitoring, online work collaboration services and more.
Verizon (News - Alert) FiOS customer Matt Brodeur of Millbury, Mass., said his family relies on fast upload speeds from FiOS to link their computer, Internet and TV for videoconferencing. Brodeur and his family use their FiOS Internet for video chats with their in-laws in Florida so they can see their grandchildren while talking to them. Their cable company never came close to providing the upstream speed they needed for this kind of two-way communication, he added.
Verizon’s new double-, triple- and quad-play bundles are packed with high speed Internet and more HD programming and are available with a 24-month service agreement that guarantees the customer’s rate will not change for two years. FiOS bundles are also available in month-to-month plans that do not require a minimum term agreement.
Verizon had already announced that both qualifying Verizon FiOS and HSI bundle customers have free access to some 14,000 free Wi-Fi hot spots located in airports, cafes, retail stores and other public places across the country.
Recently Verizon Wireless announced expansion of 3G wireless network and Verizon demoed 4G home control services at CES (News - Alert).
Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Marisa Torrieri