Not long after Verizon doubled its highest FiOS Internet speeds to 300 megabits per second, Comcast today announced a brand-new speed tier that will hit 305Mbps. Coincidentally, the new Xfinity Platinum Internet will initially be available in the Northeast US, where Verizon FiOS is also prevalent. Presumably, if Verizon FiOS offered speed of 310Mbps, Comcast would have gone with 315. But it may turn out that real-world speeds are still better with Verizon. As we recently reported, FCC testing shows that FiOS speed is 20 percent higher than promised by Verizon, while Comcast cable speed is just 3 percent higher than promised. Read the full story at ARS Technica.
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Shelly Palmer is a business advisor and technology consultant. He helps Fortune 500 companies with digital transformation, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn's Top Voice in Technology, he is the co-host of "Think About This with Shelly Palmer & Ross Martin" on the Westwood One Podcast Network. He covers tech and business for Good Day New York, writes a weekly column for Adweek, is a regular commentator on CNN and CNBC, and writes a popular daily business blog. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.