Comcast plans to one up FIOS with new mega-fast Internet

Verizon's FIOS made a big splash (for some of the wrong reasons) a couple of months back when they announced their new 300-Mbps FIOS Quantum Internet service. Now Comcast says they will go one better, with a service that offers downloads at 305-Mbps.

Sure, that's only a teensy bit faster than FIOS Quantum, but it may introduce a little competition in the super-speed Internet supply market, tempering Verizon's hefty $205 a month charge for Quantum.

This is great news if you live in an area served by Comcast, but doesn't help much if you don't have access to either Verizon FIOS or Comcast. I live in Manhattan, and my "high speed" service still chugs along at 10 Mbps.

Further details are pretty sketchy, and a Comcast representative said only that the service will be available "soon." We'll keep you updated as we get more details.

Broadband DSL Reports, via Engadget

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