Verizon tests ultra-fast Internet in Framingham, still no FiOS for Boston
It's a speed junkie's dream: a 10-gigabit-per-second Internet connection.
With a firehose of data like that, you could stream content to a 4K television. You could download 100 books in two seconds. If you're a business, you could get an edge over the competition by moving data faster. And some lucky duck in Framingham got to experience it.
Verizon said Tuesday that it has developed a fiber Internet connection that moves about 30 times as much data as the average Boston Internet connection. A Verizon store and an employee in the Framingham area were linked up to test it, the company said.
Eventually - "as the marketplace demands such services and as the technology matures," in the wording of Verizon's press release
- the company could increase fiber speeds to 40 or even 80 gigabits per second.