Verizon is launching its ultrafast competitor to Google Fiber

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Verizon has launched a faster version of its FiOS Internet service that can reach download speeds of up to 940 Mbps per second. By taking the leap into “gigabit” service, Verizon is becoming the latest company to compete with Comcast, Google Fiber and others at that speed tier.

The product, known as FiOS Gigabit Connection, is available now in eight US markets on the east coast, including New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia (PA), Richmond (VA), Hampton Roads (VA), Boston (MA), Providence (RI), and Washington (DC). It costs $70 a month as a stand-alone product or $80 if purchased as part of a triple-play bundle, according to the company. Those prices are comparable to that of Google Fiber.


Verizon is launching its ultrafast competitor to Google Fiber Verizon Launches Fios Gigabit Connection service (Verizon) Verizon’s $70 gigabit Internet is half the price of older 750Mbps tier (ars technica)