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Verizon offers 3M bit/sec DSL

Sep 07, 20042 mins

Verizon has upped the speed of its DSL service to 3M bit/sec for businesses and consumers in 12 states.

The new ADSL service offers a maximum connection speed of 3M bit/sec downstream and 768K bit/sec upstream, making it more competitive with cable modem service, which typically provides multimegabit-per-second throughput. Up to now, the highest downstream speed for Verizon’s DSL service was 1.5M bit/sec.

The faster service is available now in 12 New England and mid-Atlantic states, and in the District of Columbia. Verizon plans to offer 3M bit/sec DSL service later this year in the remaining 11 states where it now offers 1.5M bit/sec service.

For businesses, Verizon is pricing the service at $90 per month for dynamic IP addressing or $130 per month for static IP addressing. Verizon also offers business-grade DSL service in packages up to a maximum of 7.1M bit/sec and up to a 20% discount on DSL monthly service to businesses that subscribe to a qualifying bundle.

Consumers can access the 3M bit/sec service for $40 per month when purchased as part of a package of Verizon calling services. This price is comparable to cable modem service.

Verizon says it will continue to offer 1.5M/384K bit/sec service to consumers in 23 states and the District of Columbia for $30 a month.

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Jim Duffy has been covering technology for over 28 years, 23 at Network World. He covers enterprise networking infrastructure, including routers and switches. He also writes The Cisco Connection blog and can be reached on Twitter @Jim_Duffy and at

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