Sunday, November 2, 2008

Verizon's 7.1 Mbps/768 Kbps DSL now Available to 6.6 Million Homes

Verizon has expanded the availability of its fastest DSL service, which delivers download speeds of up to 7.1 Mbps, to 6.6 million households nationwide. The service is priced at $32.99 for the first six months as part of an annual plan with the following six months priced at $42.99. The up-to-7.1 Mbps service will continue to be expanded and reach as many as 9 million households by the end of the year.

In addition, Verizon has upgraded its entry-level High Speed Internet service to 1 Mbps downstream and 384 kbps upstream, up from 768 Kbps/128 Kbps. Effective immediately, consumers can order the new entry-level service for $9.99 per month for the first six months with a one-year contract. Under the contract, monthly pricing for the remainder of the annual plan will range between $19.99 and $25.99 depending on the market.