Verizon's Most Popular Service Plans
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Summary of All Internet Plans for Verizon
|200 Mbps||-||$49.99||200 Mbps||-|
|400 Mbps||-||$69.99||400 Mbps||-|
|Gigabit Connection||-||$89.99||1 Gbps||-|
|Verizon's plans vary by region, so be sure to verify pricing and plan terms with them before ordering service as all plans or promotions may not be available in all areas or to all customers and can expire at any time.|
Starting as Bell Atlantic, Verizon Fios launched in 2004 offering one of the first true fiber services for residential customers. Beginning testing in Keller, TX, they quickly expanded out into other markets and cities after the product was a clear success. Since then, they’ve become the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in the nation. Offering more than just fiber, they also offer DSL and wireless internet service through 3G and 4G LTE radio towers to 90% of the US population. This makes Verizon Fios available to areas that normally wouldn’t have access to the internet due to a lack of grounded lines running to their residence.
When Bell Atlantic started, it provided home telephone service to the Atlantic Northeast. After it merged with GTE in 2000, they changed their name to Verizon and quickly became the largest local telephone company in the country, managing over 63 million telephone lines in almost every state. In 2002, Verizon began offering limited internet service again expanding its internet offerings in 2004 with the launch of Verizon Fios. Through a number of acquisitions and mergers, Verizon continued to increase their coverage until ultimately settling into its position today as the nation’s most extensive network of fiber-optic lines. This growth is expected to continue as Verizon Fios keeps installing new fiber-optic lines as well as maintaining its current DSL and wireless coverage.
Currently, their focus is on expanding their fiber lines as demand increases, allowing customers to reach speeds that were once unattainable. Currently, its service can reach into the 200Mbps to 1000Mbps range. This allows those who use Verizon’s services to reach and surf the internet at near-instantaneous speeds. Even more impressive, Verizon Fios upgraded its service in 2014 to allow for synchronous connections meaning that your upload speeds are just as fast as your download speeds. To put it in simpler terms, if you’re receiving download speeds of 1000 Mbps through Verizon Fios, you’ll also have access to upload speeds of 1000 Mbps. This is great for those who not only stream video to sites like Twitch, but also those who work from home and are required to consistently and regularly upload large files. Verizon Fios is available in nine states, as well as the nation’s capital, and is capable of reaching over 30 million consumers.
Verizon Fios has primarily focused its fiber lines on urban and suburban populations with high density, such as cities like New York and Philadelphia. This is what allows them to offer fiber to so many customers. Its service can be found in most of the country though, leveraging their extensive mobile network to create mobile hotspots. This serves two types of customers. The first is users that need a reliable internet connection on the go, either for work or pleasure. The second is those users who cannot access a fiber, cable, or DSL connection, but still want to access everything the internet has to offer. Regardless of which group you fall into, Verizon Fios is one of the most popular and secure internet connections in the country.
Frequently Asked Questions about Verizon
In what areas does Verizon offer internet service?
Verizon offers service primarily in the Northeast U.S. with near-total coverage.
What are the fastest internet speeds available?
Verizon Fios offers speeds up to 1000 Mbps.
Is Verizon Fios available for both businesses and individuals?
Yes, Verizon Fios offers unique plans to cater to both groups.
What products does Verizon Fios offer?
Verizon Fios offers a range of internet speeds as well as phone and television services.
Does Verizon Fios have equipment fees?
Yes, Verizon Fios has equipment fees based on packages and needs.
Does Verizon Fios offer service through fiber optic cables?
Yes, through Verizon's fiber cables, it's able to produce some of the fastest speeds in the nation.
Does Verizon do credit checks when setting up service?
Verizon does have pre-paid plans that don't require a credit check but otherwise, Verizon does do a credit check.
How much data do I get through Verizon Fios?
Verizon Fios offers zero overage charges with no data caps.
If I bundle multiple services together, do I receive a discount?
Verizon offers multiple different bundles at different prices to meet your needs.
How much does internet through Verizon Fios cost?
Verizon's internet packages start at $39.99/m.
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Summary of Top Cities Served by Verizon
|City||Coverage||Max Speed||Avg Speed||Type|
|New York City, NY||98.60%||940 Mbps||426 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Brooklyn, NY||99.08%||940 Mbps||390 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Queens, NY||91.21%||940 Mbps||471 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Philadelphia, PA||95.30%||940 Mbps||362 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Manhattan, NY||91.16%||940 Mbps||358 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|The Bronx, NY||100.00%||940 Mbps||430 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Boston, MA||98.80%||940 Mbps||199 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Baltimore, MD||95.52%||940 Mbps||23 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Washington, DC||93.10%||940 Mbps||292 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Staten Island, NY||92.00%||940 Mbps||520 Mbps||DSL and Fiber|
|Data provided by various data sources including the FCC. For more information please view our sources page.|