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We’re wired differently

Fios delivers shows, movies, data, music, videos and home phone over our 100% fiber-optic network. It makes everything you love just plain better.

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Verizon Fios vs. Cable

Wondering if Verizon Fios is faster than cable? Don't be taken in by the claims of other broadband providers. The truth is, all networks are not created equal. Compare Fios vs cable providers below and see the differences for yourself.

 
Verizon Fios
Cable
Fastest internet speeds available^
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Equal upload and download speeds
(up to 500/500 Mbps)
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100% fiber-optic network
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Fastest Wi-Fi available*
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100% fiber-optic network much

less susceptible to inclement weather

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^ Speeds up to 940/880 Mbps available in select areas of NY, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA and Norfolk and Richmond, VA. Symmetrical speeds up to 500/500 Mbps available in other Fios areas.

* Based on internet speed plans and maximum router throughput available.

Fios brings it all together.

For unsurpassed performance and reliability, a 100% fiber-optic network makes all the difference when comparing Fios versus the competition. Connect the dots of your digital life with Fios.

   
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Fios Internet

Equal upload and download speeds up to 500/500 Mbps.

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Fios TV

No matter which shows you love to watch, we’ve got them.

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Fios Digital Voice

Reinvent your home calling life with features that let you manage it online.

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Fios brings it all together.

For unsurpassed performance and reliability, a 100% fiber-optic network makes all the difference when comparing Fios versus the competition. Connect the dots of your digital life with Fios.

   

Fios Internet

Fiber-optic internet with speeds up to 500/500 Mbps.

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Fios TV

No matter which shows you love to watch, we’ve got them.

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Fios Digital Voice

Reinvent your home calling life with features that let you manage it online.

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Fiber Optic vs Cable Internet

   

Fiber Optic Internet technology uses a small, flexible strands of glass and transmits information at the speed of light. With fiber-optics data can be sent faster and over greater distances compared to older infrastructure such as cable internet and TV or copper phone lines.

Internet Options Speed What is it? Best for those who...
Fiber optics 150/150 Mbps
up to
940/880 Mbps
Next-generation technology that converts electrical signals carrying data to light to provide phone, internet and TV service. Provides greater bandwidth, faster connections and stronger signals than other services.
  • Like to be continuously online.
  • Need more bandwidth for streaming entertainment and gaming.
  • Use multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Want the most technologically advanced network.
Cable 100 Mbps
up to
2 GB
(in select markets)
A form of broadband connection that transmits internet data using either traditional coaxial or hybrid fiber coaxial cables.
  • Want greater speed and reliability than that offered by dial-up or DSL.
  • Don’t require high amounts of data transfer for gaming or streaming.
  • Aren’t bothered by possible fluctuations in signal quality.

Fiber Optic vs Cable Internet

   

Fiber Optic Internet technology uses a small, flexible strands of glass and transmits information at the speed of light. With fiber-optics data can be sent faster and over greater distances compared to older infrastructure such as cable internet and TV or copper phone lines.

Fiber optics 150/150 Mbps up to 940/880 Mbps

 

What is it? Next-generation technology that converts electrical signals carrying data to light to provide phone, internet and TV service. Provides greater bandwidth, faster connections and stronger signals than other services.
Best for those who:
  • Like to be continuously online.
  • Need more bandwidth for streaming entertainment and gaming.
  • Use multiple devices simultaneously.
  • Want the most technologically advanced network.

 

Cable 100 Mbps up to 2 GB
(in select markets)

 

What is it? A form of broadband connection that transmits internet data using either traditional coaxial or hybrid fiber coaxial cables.
Best for those who:
  • Want greater speed and reliability than that offered by dial-up or DSL.
  • Don’t require high amounts of data transfer for gaming or streaming.
  • Aren’t bothered by possible fluctuations in signal quality.

 

TV you love, everywhere you want it.

Mobile devices with TV Shows & movies in the Fios mobile app.

Record, store, binge repeat.

Catch all your shows with the

Fios Quantum TV – Premium service*, our DVR that lets you store up to 200 hours of HD content, record up to 12 shows at a time and tap into all of it virtually wherever you go with the Fios™ Mobile app.** Details

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Take it on the road.

Favorite networks like ESPN, the Cartoon Network and HBO® are available for streaming as part of your TV plan using the Fios Mobile app**. You can even use it to manage your DVR and turn your compatible device into a remote control.^ Details

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TV your way.

Pick the types of channels you want and stop paying for the ones you don’t. With seven Custom TV packages including sports, family, infotainment, kids and more, there’s something for every lifestyle.

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How Fios stacks up

See how Fios ranks across the board against cable TV providers. A 100% fiber-optic network truly changes everything.

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Top ranked in customer satisfaction - five years in a row.

“Highest Ranked by Customers, Residential Internet and TV Service Satisfaction in the East, Five Years in a Row”

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