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Temporary Speed Burst Option For Large Downloads?

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Temporary Speed Burst Option For Large Downloads?

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Hello Verizon and Verizon Community,

I have the very occational need to download large games and I am impatient. Is there an option to increase my speed to 1Gbps for only an hour or so? I'd be willing to pay handsomly for this benefit. 

 

Regards,

Pudding.

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Unfortunately no, that’s not how it works. No ISP does that. 

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No Residential ISP does that, actually. But if you have a DIA connection (meaning Enterprise connections), Verizon Enterprise sells connections using Burstable Billing on special arrangements, where you pay for a commited rate of say, 200Mbps, but if you burst up to 1Gbps and sustain usage above 200Mbps, Verizon Enterprise adjusts your bill accordingly. That is just one of many options.

 

Cable companies used to have something called PowerBoost, which helped get downloads going and could be abused to speed up downloads. PowerBoost has been ditched at this point since most bandwidth tiers are so fast to the point where there is no need for the technology.

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