Verizon is introducing a new 100/100 Mbps tier in some Florida markets, including nearly 1.3 million premises in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Manatee and Sarasota counties, at least for new customers taking triple-play packages.
Additionally, the price for its symmetrical 150 Mbps service has been greatly reduced.
Verizon earlier had introduced such 100-Mbps symmetrical tiers of service in its New York city market, in large part to gain a marketing advantage against area cable operators who had not upgraded to faster services. As in Florida, Verizon was able to say it was the only ISP offering such speeds.
Verizon likewise is the only communications provider to offer a symmetrical speed tier of 100/100 Mbps, or any Internet services offering the same fast download and upload speeds, in the Florida market.
New residential customers in the Tampa Bay area can order triple-play services featuring 50/50 Mbps Internet, Custom TV and Fios Digital Voice for $79.99 per year; 100/100 Mbps, Custom TV and Fios Voice for$89.99 per year; or 150/150 Mbps, Custom TV and Fios Voice for $99.99 per year. These are available with a two-year contract or month-to-month.