EVERETT, Wash. - Hyper-fast broadband and crystal-clear voice are now available to more than 2,000 Juanita-area households as the company expands its Verizon FiOS (FYE'-ose) suite of Internet services on the Eastside. More than 40,000 households in Juanita, Kirkland and Redmond will be FiOS-ready by the end of 2007. Verizon delivers FiOS services over the nations most advanced, all-digital fiber-optic network straight to customers' doors.
"FiOS is setting the new standard for consumer and small-business broadband services in America," said David S. Valdez, Verizon's Northwest region senior vice president. "Customers who already subscribe to FiOS services are astounded at what they now can do with their online experience. Video chats and conferencing, purchased digital movie downloads and interactive multi-player games have become a part of their daily lives.
"And FiOS Internet bundled with Verizon's Freedom Essentials calling package makes the best network anywhere even more affordable for consumers," said Valdez.
FiOS Internet was recently named to the top five of PC World Magazine's 100 Best Products of 2007 - a roster of what the magazine called "the finest products and services of the past 12 months" - selected "based on exemplary design, features, performance and innovation." Readers of PC World and Computerworld magazines recently ranked FiOS Internet No. 1, with top scores across the board in overall satisfaction, connection reliability, download and upload speeds, customer service and technical support. Additionally, Verizon is the only major telecom company whose network has earned the certification of the independent Fiber to the Home Council for providing fiber all the way to customers' homes.
For Consumers, Blazing Speeds at Affordable Prices
Each FiOS service for consumers is available either as part of a bundle of local and long-distance calling services from Verizon, or as a stand-alone Internet access service. Consumers can receive a discount with a bundle and one or two-year commitment to FiOS, along with free installation for their primary computer.
There are three tiers of Verizon FiOS Internet Service for consumers:
- 5 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream. -- $39.99 a month with a one-year commitment or $44.99 a month stand-alone; $69.99 a month when bundled with Verizon Freedom Essentials and a two-year commitment; $74.99 a month with a one-year commitment.
- 15 Mbps downstream and 2 Mbps upstream. -- $49.99 a month with a one-year commitment or $54.99 a month stand-alone; $79.99 a month when bundled with Verizon Freedom Essentials and a two-year commitment; $84.99 a month with a one-year commitment.
- 30 Mbps downstream and 5 Mbps upstream. -- $179.95 a month with a one-year commitment or as part of a calling package; or $199.95 a month stand-alone.
Residential customers who want to determine whether they can order FiOS Internet Service can call 888-GET FIOS (888-438-3467) or visit Verizon's FiOS Web site at www.verizonfios.com. Small businesses can contact their local Verizon business office or account manager to determine if they qualify for FiOS Internet Service for Business.
Verizon also provides 24 x 7 technical assistance by phone from its specialized Fiber Solutions Centers, including one in Everett.
NOTE: actual (throughput) speeds will vary.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a leader in delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, serving more than 62 million customers nationwide. Verizon's Wireline operations include Verizon Business, which delivers innovative and seamless business solutions to customers around the world, and Verizon Telecom, which brings customers the benefits of converged communications, information and entertainment services over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network. A Dow 30 company, Verizon has a diverse workforce of more than 238,000 and last year generated consolidated operating revenues of more than $88 billion. For more information, visit www.verizon.com.