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Residential

New Verizon FiOS offering boasts ‘fastest mass-market broadband service in the nation’

November 22nd, 2010

If you’re a Verizon FiOS residential broadband customer, with a need for Internet speed, listen up. Big Red has just announced a new plan that boasts some ridiculously fast, lust-worthy uplink and downlink speeds. How fast you ask? How about 150Mbps down and 35Mbps up. “With a downstream speed of 150 Mbps, consumers can download a two-hour, standard-definition …

U.S. residential broadband speeds average 50% of advertised speeds

August 19th, 2010

The megabit wars are pretty comical on both the residential and wireless broadband fronts. Companies promise internet speeds “up to” a certain number of megabits and label their network technologies with catchy phrases like “power boost.” Recent news stories that come to mind include: a report that WiMax 2 would provide speeds up to 100 Mbps, …

Rogers lowers monthly data allowance for residential customers, increases speed

July 24th, 2010

Rogers Communications, Canada’s second largest internet provider, has lowered the data allowance on several of its residential internet plans. Rogers “Extreme” service will now offer an 80 GB per month allowance (formerly 90 GB), and subscribers to the “Lite” service will be allotted 15 GB per month (formerly 25 GB). The CBC speculates that Netflix’s …