Last-Minute Shopping? Your Dad or Grad Deserves the Greatest Gift on the Best Network

The search for the perfect gift for dads and grads is in full swing, and the latest must-have tech gadget always tops the list.  But there's one important question to consider: Will that new hot item ride on the best network to deliver a superior experience?

Research indicates that the average American home has as many as four devices connected to the Internet, and that number is expected to double by 2014. The value of Internet service and a home area network grows along with the number of devices connected to them. 

(NOTE: To view a video that explains what enables Verizon FiOS to offer customers a superior experience compared with most cable Internet service, click here.)

Verizon offers the fastest upload and download speeds available on a mass scale to homes and businesses.  From 15/5 to 25/25 to 150/35 megabits per second, Verizon FiOS offers the speed, reliability and consistency needed in today's multidevice home.

"Families today are using multiple devices simultaneously, creating greater demands on networks," said Eric Bruno, Verizon vice president of product management. "These families are no longer just downloading information and multimedia, they're becoming broadcasters in their own right. These trends are on the rise, and a superior network can mean the difference between a frustrating loading or buffering icon and getting you what you want, when you want it."

Wired or wireless, Verizon has you covered

Verizon, which has aggressively invested in intelligent networks, has the only all-fiber-optic wired network connected to homes and businesses on a mass scale, the nation's fastest and most advanced 4G wireless network, and one of the largest and most robust global IP backbone networks. 

While staying ahead of today's demand generated by bandwidth-intensive devices and applications, Verizon is also creating the platforms to meet demand in the years ahead. The company is the only major provider to offer ultra-high-speed symmetrical Internet service to customers' homes, as well as the fastest and most reliable Internet service available to consumers on a mass scale (150/35 megabits per second). 

And to help shoppers with their search for the best tech gift, here are a few helpful resources: http://www.pcmag.com/dads-and-grads;; http://reviews.cnet.com/grads-dads-gift-guide/http://www.gamespot.com/features/6264394/gamespot-presents-dads-and-grads-gift-guide-2010.              

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, NASDAQ:VZ), headquartered in New York, is a global leader in delivering broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to mass market, business, government and wholesale customers.  Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with more than 104 million total connections nationwide.  Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers seamless business solutions to customers around the world.  A Dow 30 company, Verizon employs a diverse workforce of more than 196,000 and last year generated consolidated revenues of $106.6 billion.  For more information, visit www.verizon.com.