Verizon Fios Availability Map

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Verizon Fios launched in 2005 as one of the first internet providers to offer true “Fiber to the Home” (FTTH) internet services to residential customers. Today, Verizon Fios is available across 9 states with the most coverage in Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Maryland. Verizon Fios typically services densely populated urban and suburban cities in the Northeast.

Verizon Fios Internet Services

Best Features: Things to Consider:
  • Gigabit fiber internet speeds
  • Contract-free plans
  • Unlimited data
  • Ability to bundle multiple services
  • Limited availability
  • Costly equipment fee

Verizon Fios plans start at just $49.99 per month. With Verizon Fios, you can choose to start out with the Fios 300 Mbps plan, a good choice for many users and smaller households. Or, you can select their fastest plan that delivers download speeds near 1 Gbps.

Plan Name Download Speeds Starting Price Data Cap
Verizon Fios internet Up to 940 Mbps $49.99 per month Unlimited data

Compared to cable internet providers like Xfinity or Cox, Verizon Fios is a lower-priced and faster option. Verizon Fios is on the more costly end of the spectrum when you compare them to other fiber providers like AT&T and CenturyLink. However, neither of their fiber competitors offer better promotions than Verizon Fios. Find out which deals and freebies are available with each plan on our Verizon Fios deals and promotions page.

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Verizon Fios Internet Speeds

Verizon Fios is preferred by most customers where it’s available since it provides symmetrical download and upload speeds in the 300-940 Mbps range. These speeds are several times higher than the maximum offered by legacy technologies like coaxial cable and DSL (especially when it comes to upload speeds).

The term “fiber” for consumer internet is often muddled by advertising. Essentially, all internet connections use fiber, since fiber is the backbone of the internet internationally and is used by all providers to transmit data over long distances within the U.S. or within individual cities.

What makes fiber providers like Verizon Fios different is that they also lay fiber cables between their local offices and individual subscriber addresses. Also known as “Fiber to the Home,” or “FTTH” service, this configuration is superior to “Hybrid Fiber” or “Fiber to the Node” networks that run fiber nearby but not all the way to the destination. Instead, they switch to existing low-cost copper wiring for the last hop. With FTTH through Verizon Fios, customers can expect high-quality internet speeds up to gigabit capabilities.

Verizon Fios Internet vs. Verizon Wireless

Verizon wireless service is incredibly popular across the country, especially with the introduction of 5G Ultra Wideband. Chances are you might already have a Verizon wireless plan yourself. In that case, bundling your current plan with Verizon Fios service may result in monthly savings. If you don’t currently have wireless with Verizon, you may want to consider it, since Verizon always advertises money-saving promotions for new wireless customers.

Frequently Asked Questions About Verizon Fios Internet

  • How good is Verizon Fios?

    Verizon Fios earns 4 out of 5 stars among customers surveyed by BroadbandNow. These scores are collected from visitors to BroadbandNow at random and from those who could be IP-verified as real people and current Fios customers. Verizon Fios gains a positive reputation among customers, thanks to their unlimited data-use policies for streamers on Over the Top (OTT) services like Netflix or YouTube.

  • How do I contact Verizon Fios Customer Service?

    Residential Verizon Fios customers are encouraged to use the Verizon Fios online support center for faster support. Those who prefer to speak on the phone or are in need of business support can contact the Verizon Fios main customer service line.

  • How fast is Verizon Fios internet?

    Verizon Fios delivers speeds up to 940 Mbps through the Fios 1 Gig plan.

  • What’s the difference between Verizon Fios and Verizon Wireless?

    Verizon offers both internet and mobile services under the names Verizon Fios and Verizon Wireless. You may also see their other internet plans listings under the names of Verizon High Speed Internet or Verizon 5G Home Internet.

  • Does Verizon offer discounts for military or first responders?

    Yes, Verizon offers a discount on mobile phone service for active duty and veteran military, first responders, teachers, students, and nurses. They also offer discounted internet for qualifying low-income subscribers.

  • Does Verizon require contracts for its internet service?

    Verizon offers plans with or without contracts. However, if you prefer month-to-month service, you’ll have to pay more than you would with a contract internet plan.