Verizon Gets New FiOS Bundles and ETF Increase 
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Written by Dick Ward   
Monday, 18 January 2010

It’s easy to be a bit jealous of those that get to take advantage of Verizon’s FiOS service.  They provide a huge amount of content and blazing fast internet at incredibly reasonable prices.  Admittedly, there’s a bit of shadenfreude when posting about a rate hike for Verizon customers.

Verizon has revealed their new FiOS bundles which include faster upload and download speeds, more HD channels and a steep increase in the early termination fee. The new Ultimate Triple-Play package includes in excess of ninety HD channels, premium content and FiOS voice service at $139.99 a month or $129.99 for new customers.  It also includes download rates of 35 Mbps and upload rates of 35 Mbps.  That’s more than enough speed for streaming video, downloading movies and even grabbing a nice big torrent.

New customers can opt for a free Home Media DVR rather than the discounted rate.  This will get you a DVR capable of recording up to twenty hours of HD programming and sending it to up to three televisions simultaneously.

The downside to all these new plans is that the early termination fee has increased by quite a bit.  Rather than the $179 normally charged, Verizon can charge as much as $360 for a cancelled contract.  Then again, with 35 Mpbs up and 35 Mpbs down plus a glut of HD programming, you probably won’t want to cancel any time soon.

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