Fiber and FiOS: First in Texas

Verizon is the first company in the telecom industry to use fiber on a widespread basis to connect homes and businesses directly to the network. Customers in Keller were the first in the nation to benefit from this technology as Verizon introduced Verizon FiOS, high-speed voice and data services to the home. And we are especially proud that our company chose Texas -- and the town of Keller -- to be the first to have the opportunity to experience FiOS TV.

As you explore this section, you will learn more about our broadband products and services, including FiOS, Verizon High Speed Internet, the latest from Verizon Wireless, and the many ways our next-generation broadband products are delivering life-enhancing services to our customers.

2013 at a Glance

Texas consumers, businesses and government agencies continued to benefit from Verizon’s investment of more than $348 million in its industry-leading fiber-optic and Internet Protocol-based networks. [ Read the press release ]

Our infrastructure investment breaks down traditional technological boundaries, providing powerful solutions that enable people and businesses in Texas to connect however, whenever and wherever they want.  This creates opportunities that are borderless and that bring great benefits to our customers, employees, suppliers and communities.

Verizon’s major wireline infrastructure programs last year included:

  • Continued deployment of the company’s award-winning, 100 percent fiber-optic FiOS TV and FiOS Internet services. At year’s end, FiOS services were available to more than half a million Texas homes and businesses in the Dallas–Fort Worth area. Verizon has placed more than 8,600 miles of fiber optics in Texas – enough to wrap around the state more than three times. 

  • FiOS Quantum, with speeds up to 500 Mbps down and 100 Mbps up, is America’s fastest Internet. Other Quantum speeds include 300/65 Mbps, 150/65 Mbps, 75/35 Mbps and 50/25 Mbps. All Quantum tiers offer upload speeds that rival or exceed most download speeds offered by competitor.

  • Best of Denton County named Verizon as Best Internet Service Provider for 2013.