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Verizon FiOS VS Cable

For unsurpassed performance and reliability, a 100% fiber-optic network makes all the difference. Check Availability

Your Best Value For TV And Internet Service

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

So what’s the difference when you compare FiOS vs. Comcast or other cable companies?

Unlike cable, FiOS provides a 100% fiber-optic network to your home. That's a big reason that FiOS is a PC Magazine Readers' Choice Award winner 9 years in a row and consistently rated #1 by PC Magazine in speed, reliability and customer satisfaction.2

Internet speeds you can rely on — even during peak usage hours

Have lots of photos and videos to share with the world? You’ll need high Internet upload speeds.

With the FiOS 50/50 Mbps speed tier, you can upload a 4-minute video (30 MB in size) in 10 seconds. That same upload with Comcast’s 20/4 Mbps tier would take 1 minute. 3

Time spent waiting is time wasted. With Verizon, you can count on a reliable Internet speed that won’t slow down when you need it most. Even FCC tests prove that FiOS provides customers more speed than they pay for.4

In certain areas, FiOS® Internet speeds can reach download speeds up to 500 Mbps and upload speeds of 500 Mbps.5

Cable companies can’t say the same. It’s one of many reasons FiOS Internet was rated America’s best value among Internet Service providers ahead of Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Charter.6

Graph of download speed by provider by time of day

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FiOS Internet Speeds vs Cable
Download your favorite 2-hour movie in HD within 10 minutes!
Verizon FiOS – 5 GB at 75 Mbps [9 minutes]
Cable – 5 GB at 16 Mbps [42 minutes]
Download 20 high-resolution pictures in 11 seconds!
Verizon FiOS – 100 MB at 75 Mbps [10.6 seconds]
Cable – 100 MB at 16 Mbps [50 seconds]
Upload a 4 minute SD video in less than 7 seconds!
Verizon FiOS – 30 MB at 75 Mbps [6.9 seconds]
Cable – 30 MB at 10 Mbps [24 seconds]

Entertainment quality you won’t find with cable

  • FiOS brings the most On Demand titles to the TV screen. Period. 7
  • FIOS® TV HD picture quality is rated higher than Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox, Charter, Cablevision, and Bright House.tp-hi-contract
  • FiOS® TV is the provider with the most Spanish language channels. 8

No matter what channels you watch, you’ll find them on Verizon’s TV service. If you compare Verizon FiOS vs. Comcast, Time Warner Cable or Cox, you’ll see that Verizon has the channel variety cable can’t match.

In fact, after installation, customers are more likely to stay with FiOS than with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Brighthouse, Cablevision, Cox and Charter. tp-hi-contract Find out why FiOS TV is rated #1 in HD picture quality and signal reliability according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Can I switch to Verizon from my current provider?

As PC Mag says, “For all the years we've asked people about their ISPs, every single time, Verizon FiOS has come out as a winner."2

Verizon FiOS is currently available in certain areas of the United States. To see if you are in one of Verizon’s coverage areas, enter your zip code into our zip code checker.

You can also contact one of our customer service experts at 1-888-272-2281 to see what Verizon services are available in your area.

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