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frontierFrontier Communications is boosting its broadband speeds in Washington state, offering FiOS customers the same speeds for both uploads and downloads, up to 150 Mbps.

“Customers have been demanding faster upload speeds for access to the cloud, gaming and streaming applications, and Frontier is committed to fulfilling those needs,” said Vicky Oxley, Frontier Vice President and Washington General Manager, in a statement. “This is something our competitors don’t offer.”

Frontier began offering speeds up to 100 Mbps to residences throughout its FiOS footprint last fall. Now, the company says it will offer symmetrical speed tiers of 30/30 Mbps, 50/50 Mbps, 75/75 Mbps, 100/100 Mbps and 150/150 Mbps.

The upgraded service offers upload speeds equivalent download speeds, allowing customers to more quickly upload pictures and videos or conduct video conferencing. It’s also a big boon for online gaming.

Frontier says it has invested more than $214 million in its network in Washington state in recent years, with Oxley saying that the latest enhancements represent a “game-changing upgrade.”

Editor’s note: Frontier is a GeekWire annual sponsor. 

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