Verizon (NYSE:VZ) has announced that small and midsize businesses that need to upload large files, such as engineering designs, complex financial documents, X-rays, legal files and data backups, can now do so using the company's symmetrical FiOS Internet connections at speeds of up to 20 Mbps.

"No other carrier is delivering 15 Mbps or 20 Mbps symmetrical service to small businesses," David Frendo, director of business voice and broadband services for Verizon, said in a statement. "This new symmetrical upload and download broadband service is an outstanding value and a great tool for data-intensive small businesses."

The new symmetrical FiOS service also enhances video conferencing, telemedicine, video surveillance monitoring, online work collaboration, data backups and other interactive services. Verizon has also increased the speed on its fastest business Internet plans and lowered prices by as much as 35 percent.

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Published on: Jan 8, 2008