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Fios is not cable.
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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Fastest upload speeds
(Share, video chat and game – virtually lag-free.)
Up to 880 Mbps
40 Mbps
100% fiber-optic network
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Fastest Wi-Fi available*
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More reliable and less susceptible to inclement weather due to 100% fiber-optic network

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^ Speeds up to 940/880 Mbps available in select areas of NY, NJ, Philadelphia, PA, Boston, MA, Providence, RI, Washington, DC 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

100% fiber-optic internet gives you the fastest speeds available.

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Fios TV

Fios TV gives you brilliant picture quality with less pixelation than cable.

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Fios Digital Voice

Unlimited nationwide calling plus over 20 features at no extra charge.

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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.

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Fiber Optic vs Cable Internet

   

What makes Fios TV and internet great? It’s our 100% fiber-optic network. It has the power to send data at nearly the speed of light with less signal interference, so you enjoy crazy fast internet speeds and unbeatable TV picture.

Internet Options Speed What is it? Best for those who...
Fiber optics 100/100 Mbps
to 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.
  • Use 20+ devices at the same time
  • Want the reliability of a 100% fiber-optic network
  • Want the most technologically advanced network
Cable 100 Mbps
to up to
1 GB
(in select areas)
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
  • Doesn'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

   

What makes Fios TV and internet great? It’s our 100% fiber-optic network. It has the power to send data at nearly the speed of light with less signal interference, so you enjoy crazy fast internet speeds and unbeatable TV picture.

Fiber optics 100/100 Mbps to 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:
  • Use 20+ devices at the same time
  • Want the reliability of a 100% fiber-optic network
  • Want the most technologically advanced network

 

Cable 100 Mbps to up to 1 GB
(in select areas)

 

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
  • Doesn'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.

Control your Fios TV with Alexa

TV that listens to you.

With Fios TV and Amazon Alexa, use your voice to control your Fios Multi-Room DVR Enhanced set-top boxes. Search, pause, play, fast-forward and rewind.

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Take it on the road.

Favorite networks like ESPN, the Cartoon Network and SHOWTIME® are available for streaming as part of your TV plan using the Fios TV 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.

Why pay for channels you never watch? With Fios Custom TV, pick from 7 different genre focused TV packages and get the one that works best for you.

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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.

JD Power Verizon Award

Fios Internet ranked #1 five years in a row, and this year we added TV.

"Highest Ranked by Customers, Residential Internet and TV Service Satisfaction in the East."
- J.D. Power

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