I live in South New Jersey and have been on Verizon's 1.5 Mbps @ $29.95 a month since moving here 4 years ago. I happened to catch a Verizon ad that stated 1.5 Mbps is $19.99 a month and 3 Mbps is $29.99 a month. I have no idea when they changed this, but they never notified me and kept me on the 1.5 Mbps speed. I called them yesterday and I am now running at 2.4 Mbps without any additional charge. Anyone still paying Verizon $29.95 a month for 1.5 Mbps, give them a call and see if you can upgrade in your area for no charge.