Verizon Communications Inc. on Tuesday introduced an unusual plan for its fiber-optic Internet service: one that uploads as fast as it downloads.
The new plan has maximum download and upload speeds of 20 megabits per second. It will cost $65 per month with an annual contract for those who have a Verizon phone plan, or $5 more for those without.
The plan is available initially in Verizon’s New York, New Jersey and Connecticut FiOS service areas, which are mostly suburbs. In those areas, Verizon faces competition from the country’s most sophisticated major cable company, Cablevision Systems Corp., and it’s generally where Verizon raises FiOS speeds first.
Verizon spokesman Mark Marchand said the “symmetrical” service plan will be available “soon” in the 13 other states where it provides FiOS service, but did not give a date.