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How Do I Choose the Right
Internet Provider and TV Service in My Area?

Communications That Keep You Connected

Whether you’re planning a move or considering upgrading your communication services, one of the most important questions to answer is “Which are the best Internet and TV providers in my area?”

As with most things in life, it pays to do your homework.

If it’s been a while since you’ve set up your Internet or TV service, you’ll definitely want to investigate all your options before making a decision.

Finding the Right ISP

One of the best places to start is right at home, by tapping into your existing network.

Word-of-mouth referrals from trusted family and friends who live in your area are good.

To generate even more recommendations, you can use social media to post questions on neighborhood groups and your Facebook page.

You can also get helpful information from Internet search engines using key word phrases such as “find Internet providers in my area” or “locate cable providers in my area”.

Better yet, check the Verizon residential service link to see if FiOS® Internet is available in your area.

Experts agree that FiOS network technology is the Gold Standard for Internet and entertainment delivery.

Key Factors in Choosing an ISP

While there are dozens of ISPs in the market who sell discount Internet service today, the performance, reliability, and service they offer can vary tremendously.

Keep these important criteria in mind to help you make the right decision:

  • Download and Upload Speeds: Are matching upload and download speeds available to help you get the most from your Internet connection?
  • Reliability and Service: How reliable is the network connection offered? Does the company have a reputation for providing premium products and reliable service to their customers?
  • Flexibility: Does the provider offer a wide variety of plans and pricing so you can upgrade easily in the future if needed?
  • Customer support: Is on-site installation by trained professionals available? If you experience outages or other problems with your Internet or TV service, can you get assistance quickly? Is phone, email, or chat customer support available 24/7?
  • Cost: Does the ISP offer discounts to save you money if you bundle their Internet service with phone and/or television service? Is the price they offer fixed for a guaranteed length of time?
  • Contracts and Terms: Does the provider offer a firm written estimate? Choose an ISP that offers terms that you’re comfortable with and that spells out exactly what services you’ll receive.

FiOS Internet: America’s Top-Rated Internet

While other Internet service providers might use a combination of copper and fiber-optics in their networks, only FiOS brings 100% fiber-optics directly to your home on a national network for unsurpassed performance and reliability.

FIOS Internet delivers blazing-fast speeds that make downloading movies and music, uploading photos and videos, social networking, and online gaming flat-out awesome.

For our fastest Internet speeds and maximum performance, choose a FiOS Quantum plan.

With speeds that start at 50/50 Mbps and go all the way up 500/500 Mbps (in select areas), you’re sure to find one that can accommodate your bandwidth needs.

Plus, all FiOS plans include SpeedMatchSM, so you can upload as fast as you download—and get the most from your Internet connection.

If you can’t get FiOS, Verizon High Speed Internet (DSL) is another great option that may be available in your area.

FiOS TV : America’s Most Preferred TV Service Provider^

FiOS TV is rated #1 in HD picture quality and signal reliability, according to the 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index.

In fact, in every major customer satisfaction study that has put FiOS TV against cable TV providers like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Charter, Bright House and Cablevision, FiOS ranked higher overall.

For the ultimate TV experience—with more access, control, and storage than ever—you can also upgrade to FiOS Quantum TV.

It allows you to pause/rewind live TV on several TVs in your house, store up to 200 hours of HD content, and record up to 12 shows at the same time^^. View FiOS TV vs. FiOS Quantum TV

Plus, with the free Verizon FiOS Mobile App^^^, you can take your favorite shows with you wherever you go.

Verizon Sets the Standard

When you ask, “Who are the best Internet service providers in my area?” you owe it to yourself to check out the FiOS 100% fiber-optic network that delivers unsurpassed performance and reliability.

It offers the bandwidth you need to meet the digital demands of both today—and tomorrow.

Are you ready to take your Internet service and home entertainment to a new level of enjoyment with Verizon?

We make it easy to connect to fast, reliable Internet speeds and unbeatable TV picture quality and programming.

To find out what services are available in your area, visit us online now!

^Source: 451 Research, LLC. Based on Mar 2015 ChangeWave TV survey among a panel of educated consumers. For more, go to

^^Requires FiOS Quantum TV - Premium Service.

^^^Verizon FiOS TV subscription required and only available on select devices. In-home live TV streaming requires Internet and TV subscription and use of FiOS router. Subscription to premium movie channels or highest-tiered TV package required to access certain channels. NFL Network and NFL Redzone streaming only available on tablets. FiOS On Demand service usage and content availability restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.

Verizon Solutions

Super-Charged Speed. Get our fastest Internet speeds with a FiOS Quantum Internet plan with matching speed tiers that start at 50/50 Mbps and go all the way up to 500/500 Mbps (in select areas). Upload videos, photos, and music as fast as you download them. Plus, our new FiOS Quantum Gateway router, designed to maximize the power of the FiOS network, gives you the fastest Wi-Fi available from any provider.
Compare FiOS to cable Internet

Reliability. The Verizon FiOS network offers 99.9% reliability for all the performance you need to access the Internet, share and stream high-volume files, and enjoy home entertainment using multiple devices.

Customized Entertainment Options. Whether you want thousands of premium movies on demand or all sports, all the time, Verizon FiOS TV delivers in crystal-clear HD. Choose from a wide variety of money-saving bundles, or customize and build your own plan. And for the ultimate in control, access and storage, upgrade to FiOS Quantum TV.

Cost. Save money when you combine the Verizon services you want in a bundle—and take advantage of the latest discounts and special online pricing.

Professional Installation. In most cases, we’ll send a professional technician to your home, unless you qualify for self-install. Either way, we’ll get you connected quickly and easily!

Customer Service. We’re always here to help you answer any questions or solve virtually any issues with our 24/7 technical support by phone, online, and through your TV.

Safety and Security. Verizon provides cutting-edge software and enhanced parental controls to protect your family and all your devices from identity theft, viruses, spyware, and other Internet threats.

Worry-Free Guarantee. When you choose a 2-year agreement for your FiOS services, you can cancel within the first 30 days without an early termination fee.

Extra Value. With extras like email and Verizon Wi-Fi at hundreds of hot spots (free with qualifying FiOS Internet plans)—plus the most On Demand channels^, advanced interactive features, and superior DVR technology of FiOS TV—you’ll get the most from your FiOS connection.

To find out more, visit us online today!

^Based on Mar 2015 VOD title counts.


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