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Comcast Xfinity Platinum offers 305 Mbps for $299.95 per month

Xfinity PlatinumIf you thought Comcast would let Verizon make them look bad with those 300 Mbps FiOS Quantum speeds, you've got another thing coming, as the company has just announced Xfinity Platinum. Boasting speeds of 305 Mbps down and 65 Mbps up, the new offering will only be available to Comcast customers living in the northeast region, with no details on if it will be deployed elsewhere.

In addition, customers on the lower-speed Xfinity Blast! tier will see their speeds increased from 25 Mbps to 50 Mbps, and Extreme tier customers get bumped from 50 Mbps to 105 Mbps with no price increase. Now, two pieces of bad news. First, the 305 Mbps service will cost $299.95 per month, which is $95 more than FiOS Quantum. Second, if you're a Comcast customer who doesn't live in Boston, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburg, Hartford, Wilmington, Richmond, New Jersey, Baltimore, or Washington, D.C., then you don't get any speed bumps.

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Verizon FiOS Quantum offers 300 Mbps for $205 per month

Verizon FiOS Quantum

Verizon has finally made those FiOS speed increases that we told you about recently a reality, and along with the new speeds comes a new name as well. Verizon FiOS Quantum offers speeds up to 300 Mbps down and 65 Mbps up, and the cost is a whopping $205 per month with a two-year contract (or $210 per month contract-free.) What can you do with those speeds? Verizon tells us:

"With a 300 Mbps speed, consumers can download a two-hour, standard-definition movie (1.5 gigabytes) in less than 40 seconds; and a two-hour, high-definition movie (5 GB) in 2.2 minutes."

If you're in a Verizon FiOS area, you can order upgrade now.

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Verizon FiOS Internet speeds now top out at 300 Mbps

Verison FiOS Internet speed tiers 2012

Last week we reported that Verizon FiOS Internet users were about to receive a significant speed boost, and today it's been made official. Most impressive is that the download speed of the fastest tier has doubled to 300 Mbps, with a 65 Mbps upload speed alongside it. Here's a look at all the new speed tiers:

  • 300/65 Mbps (previously 150/35)
  • 150/65 Mbps (previously 50/20)
  • 75/35 Mbps (previously 35/35)
  • 50/25 Mbps (previously 25/25)
  • 15/5 Mbps

On the fastest tier, you can download a 2-hour 1080p movie in less than 22 minutes. The new speeds take effect in June.

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