It's been nearly two years since Verizon first started rolling out lightning fast 150Mbps FIOS Internet. Come next month, the Internet will load twice as fast — if you can afford it.
Current Verizon FIOS Internet speeds top out at 150Mbps download and 35Mbps upload. With the new changes that'll take place in June, performance will shoot up to 300Mbps download and 65Mbps upload. That's almost double the speed.
A two-hour HD video can be downloaded in 2.2 minutes instead of 4.4 minutes. A batch of 10 songs can be downloaded in 1.4 seconds instead of 2.7 seconds. Uploading a one hour HD video will only take 6.2 minutes as opposed to 11.5 minutes.
For a more thorough breakdown of what to expect from the faster speeds, Verizon created this handy chart to help you visualize all the vroom vroom you'll be getting:
It remains to be known if pricing will be affected. Verizon currently sells 150Mbps for $200 a month. Verizon could charge more for the higher speeds, or keep its pricing in-line with current plans.
Either way, if you've got the need for speed, FIOS is your roadster. You'll be riding high, while the rest of the country waits on all the "buffering."