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Verizon has introduced a new, symmetrical FiOS Internet service rated at up to 20 Mbps each way, available initially in only some parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Pricing for symmetrical broadband starts at $64.99 a month.

Verizon said it plans to offer similar symmetrical services soon in the 13 other states where the company offers FiOS Internet service, and to introduce a similar small-business offer.

“Verizon's new 20/20 FiOS service blows cable away. Their upload speeds don't even come close," said Susan Retta, vice president, Broadband Solutions for Verizon.

Symmetrical service can enhance interactive services like video conferencing, online multi-player gaming, telemedicine, electronic home monitoring, online work collaboration, data backups and more.

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