1.) Verizon is bringing super fast internet speeds to Philadelphia. Just how fast, you might ask? Well, with downloads at 940 Mbps and uploads and other activities at around 880 Mbps, the Fios Gigabit Connection gives you what you need to stream five HD movies at once… if that’s the sort of thing you are into. The Connection very nearly lives up to its name, providing lightening-fast internet speeds to Philly thanks to a recent upgrade. According to Verizon, the Gigabit Connection provides speeds nearly twenty times faster than what the average customer has right now. The service is priced at $70 per month, a price that Verizon says makes it affordable to the millions. Comcast, Verizon’s biggest competitor, hasn’t announced when it will be bringing comparable speeds to the area.
2.) Longing for a blue City of Philadelphia recycling bin but been unable to get your hands on one so far? You may be in luck. According to the Philly Voice, “Councilman Brian O’Neill (R-10th District) announced his office is sponsoring an event to give city residents a chance at obtaining the valuable blue plastic container. The giveaway is scheduled to take place Saturday, May 6, at his office inside The Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #5 located at 11630 Caroline Road in Northeast Philly. Officials from the Philadelphia Streets Department and RecycleBank will be on hand to distribute the bins.” All city residents are eligible for a bin and can use it to enroll in Philadelphia’s Recycle Rewards program which lets residents earn points towards discounts at local businesses.
3.) Are you an antique lover? This week, you can come on out to the Navy Yard for this year’s Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. It’s expected that 15,000 people will come out to visit the show this year. According to volunteer Dru Kolker, who spoke to CBS3, the Philadelphia show is actually one of the largest antique shows in the country. She says that there’s a lot to see and learn: “Jeff Bridgeman, who is the curator of the loan exhibit, he will be talking about the art and the history of antique flags. We also have Meg Braff who is an interior designer and she’s really great at showing how you can make antiques and mix them in with your modern pieces.”