Verizon's Insane 300Mbps Home Internet Is Also Insanely ExpensiveS

We knew it was on its way, but Verizon has now officially announced the new speeds and pricing for its updated FiOS home interent provision. If you can afford to stump up a frankly insane $205 a month, you can now enjoy a blisteringly quick 300Mbps home internet connection.

Verizon's existing top-of-the-line FiOS was already pretty sick, offering 150Mbps download/35Mbps upload speeds. But now, rebranded as FiOS Quantum, those figures have been bumped up to an incredible 300Mbps up/65Mbps down. In an earlier press release, Verizon explained what that means for the user:

"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."

However, you're going to have to stump up for the privilege. It will cost $205 a month with a two-year contract, or $210 without. Which is maybe, perhaps, almost worth it. [Verizon via Engadget]