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What is Fios Home Internet?

Verizon Fios is a 100% fiber-optic network that delivers some of the fastest internet speeds to millions of homes in the mid-Atlantic and New England. It uses fiber optics to transmit data at the speed of light, providing a fast, reliable internet connection and powerful bandwidth for multiple devices. Verizon is one of the only internet service providers to offer nearly matching download and upload speeds on most plans, which is a major benefit when you’re video chatting, gaming and working from home.

How is Fios internet different from cable?

With multiple users and devices at home, fiber-optic home internet is the answer for getting the bandwidth and power you need to run lots of devices at the same time with less lag and buffering than cable. And unlike some cable providers, Fios mix and match plans don’t have promotional pricing that expires after the first year, or extra fees like broadcast or regional sports network fees.

What is fiber-optic internet?

Fiber optics is a sophisticated high-speed internet technology that sends light through tiny strands of glass to carry data directly to your home at accelerated speeds. These light signals travel faster than the electrical pulses used by copper cabling. And while some cable providers now use fiber in their lines, the Fios network is made of 100% fiber-optic.

Is fiber-optic internet better than cable?

Unlike the copper coax lines used by most high speed internet providers, fiber internet service is powered by technology that uses light to deliver a fast and reliable connection. And with multiple users and devices at home, fiber-optic home internet is the answer for getting the bandwidth and power you need to run lots of devices at the same time with less lag and buffering than cable. When shopping around for internet services, keep in mind the many advantages of fiber optics to the home.

How fast is fiber-optic internet?

Fiber remains one of the fastest internet technologies currently available for home internet service. In November 2020, the US had an average download speed of 170.88 Mbps for fixed broadband (not mobile)*. That kind of speed is entry level for Verizon Fios, because its plans start at a strong 300 Mbps and climb to impressive speeds up to 940/880 Mbps with a Fios 1 Gig plan – making it among the fastest internet services around. You can download an HD movie before the popcorn is ready with speeds nearing a gigabit, just to give you an idea how fast that is. How fast is your current home internet plan? Check your speed now.

Does fiber-optic internet have Wi-Fi?

Yes, Fios fiber-optic home internet can provide Wi-Fi for your home. With Verizon Fios as your wireless home internet service provider and the next-generation Wi-Fi 6 Fios Router installed in your home, you'll enjoy lightning fast speeds for your connected devices.

Will fiber optics make my Wi-Fi and internet service faster?

Fios is a 100% fiber-optic network that delivers some of the fastest internet speeds to millions of homes. It uses fiber optics to transmit data at the speed of light, providing a fast internet connection and powerful bandwidth for multiple devices, whether wired or wireless. Verizon Fios is one of the only internet service providers to offer nearly matching download and upload speeds on most plans, which is a major advantage when you’re video chatting, gaming and sharing large files or images.

How much does Verizon Fios Home Internet cost?

Your monthly cost depends on which Home Internet plan you pick. There are no annual contracts, taxes or hidden fees, and no extra equipment charges for the router rental. Unlike some other providers, and available for a limited-time, new Verizon Home Internet plan customers will get a 5-year price guarantee. So you don't have to worry about unexpected price hikes. See the plan details for more pricing information.

What is Verizon Whole-Home Wi-Fi?

Verizon Whole-Home Wi-Fi includes 2 features that help you improve Wi-Fi coverage in your home:

*If you cancel service or change to a plan that does not include Whole-Home Wi-Fi, you must return the Verizon-owned Wi-Fi Extender or you'll be charged an unreturned equipment fee of $175.

Does Verizon Home Internet participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program?

Yes. The ACP is a federal program that provides subsidized internet service discounts for eligible customers. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced the wind-down of the ACP and the program will stop accepting new applications and enrollments on February 7, 2024. Customers must be approved for ACP and enrolled with an internet service provider by 11:59 p.m. ET on February 7 to receive the ACP benefit.

If you qualify for ACP, the subsidy can be applied to Verizon Home Internet plans. Both new and existing customers can take advantage of it. Learn more