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    Verizon FiOS Trial Aims for, Nearly Hits Gigabit Speeds
    August 16, 2010 -By Mark Hachman

    Verizon FiOS Trial Aims for, Nearly Hits Gigabit Speeds - OS, Software & Networking by ExtremeTech

    Verizon said Monday that it had completed a live field trial where it had successfully delivered nearly a gigabit per second of data to a business customer over the company's existing fiber network, or FiOS.

    The demonstration, undertaken with Motorola and an existing Verizon business customer in Taunton, Mass., this past June, proves that Verizon should be able to deliver similar speeds to other business and also residential customers, Verizon said.

    Technically, Verizon's gigabit passive optical network should be able to transfer 2.4 Gbps downstream to a customer's optical switch, and 1.2 Gbps back upstream to Verizon's call-switching office. In reality, the test yielded 925 Mbps downstream via an optimized route to a local test server, and more than 800 Mbps downstream to a public Internet test server about 400 miles away.

    Verizon left the customer's existing FiOS arrangement in place (with voice, TV and video services) and simply upgraded the current premise equipment with a second optical network terminal, capable of gigabit data transfers over the same optical backbone. The other services showed no degradation during the trial, Verizon said.

    "This kind of bandwidth capacity will provide Verizon the ability to continue to meet FiOS customers' needs by offering more bandwidth to support services such as 3DTV, ultra HDTV, multi-player gaming and HD video conferencing," said Brian Whitton, executive director of Verizon's technology group, in a statement.

    Verizon provides televison, phone, and up to 15 Mbps of data speeds for $89.99 per month to selected areas it has built out with its FiOS network. The company ranked as the fastest service provider in our recent test of the nation's fastest ISPs. In June, Verizon offered a a free one-month FiOS trial.
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    Cool and neat and great advertising potential..... BUT im happy with my current Fios speeds of 25mbs down and 25ms up....funny thing is my Pre cant seem to run at those speeds when using my WiFi in the house..............maybe a Fios speed patch is next..........LOL

    P.S. the Fios DVR app does work well.
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