Verizon to speed up FiOS Internet

June 18, 2008 9:04:47 AM PDT
By all accounts, FiOS is fast. And now, it's getting faster in some places.

Verizon says it's speeding up its FiOS Internet service in 10 states.

Verizon COO Denny Strigl says the company's new plans will see the speed of its fiber-optic service nearly twice what it is now.

The speedier service will be rolled out in California, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and Washington.

The faster speeds were already available in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut as well as in Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

With the speed increase, Verizon is now providing the same speeds in all 16 states where FiOS is available. It comes at a time when cable companies are preparing a big boost to their own Internet services.