Quickly uploading, transferring downloading large video files through the Beet.TV virtual private network (VPN) to my New York apartment has gotten incredibly fast with my new fiber optics connection from Verizon FiOS.  As The New York Times reports, I am among the first to get the super fast service at home in Manhattan, and I’m not too proud to "brag" about it!

For video producers, video bloggers, editors and project managers having this sort of connection which provides download at the speed of 50 mbps and uploads of up to 10 mbps, can be a big boost to productivity. 

Although Beet videos are generally under 50 MB and we could manage fine with a cable modem, we are shifting to HD and having such enormous bandwidth will be extremely helpful. 

Hey, you’re not jealous now are you?

Here’s how Om Malik sees the shakeout/growth of FiOS and AT&T’s U-Verse.

— Andy Plesser, Executive Producer