Verizon FiOS Hits Near-Gigabit Internet Mark

Verizon has announced that it reached almost 1 gigabit download speeds during a recent FiOS trial. A subscriber was able to attain throughput of 925 Mbps with currently deployed equipment—barely shy of a gigabit, but still really fast.

The field test, conducted with a business subscriber in Massachusetts, showed that speeds fell further from the gigabit mark to 800 Mbps when downloading from a more remote regional server, but was nonetheless able to demonstrate what's capable with the fiber backbone Verizon already has in place. Still, considering this was a trial involving a single subscriber (out of FiOS' existing millions), don't expect these speeds to be available anytime soon. [Verizon FiOS]