FiOS Internet delivered average download speeds of 29.4 Mbps, according to the report, which was based on data collected from Speedtest.net. Midcontinent placed second, with an average download speed of 24.7 Mbps. It was followed by Charter Communications (Nasdaq: CHTR) (22.2 Mbps); Bright House Networks (21.5 Mbps); Cablevision's (NYSE: CVC) Optimum Online (21 Mbps); Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) (20.4 Mbps); RCN (19.6 Mbps); Wave Broadband (17.8 Mbps) and Cox Communications (17.2 Mbps).
Way to go Verizon!!! Congratulations on your win. I use speedtest.net on a regular basis to check my internet speed. It is an excellent tool for checking your connection speed and keeping your ISP honest. While I still don't know what you would need a 30 Mbps connection for in a residential setting it's nice to know that it is available in some areas (not mine ).