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Verizon FiOS VS Cable

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

The fastest2, most consistent and most reliable Internet.

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.3

Internet speeds you can rely on.

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 4.8 seconds. That same upload with the average cable speed of 20/4 Mbps would take 1 minute. 4

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.

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 #1 in customer satisfaction, value and reliability according to the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index.


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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 [9.1 minutes]
Cable – 5 GB at 15 Mbps [45.5 minutes]
Download 20 high-resolution pictures in 11 seconds!
Verizon FiOS – 100 MB at 75 Mbps [10.7 seconds]
Cable – 100 MB at 15 Mbps [53.3 seconds]
Upload a 4 minute SD video in less than 4 seconds!
Verizon FiOS – 30 MB at 75 Mbps [3.2 seconds]
Cable – 30 MB at 10 Mbps [24 seconds]

Download and upload time estimates based on maximum connection speeds. Actual speeds will vary.

Entertainment quality you won't find with cable

  • FiOS brings the most On Demand titles to the TV screen. Period. 6
  • TV rated #1 in HD picture quality and signal reliability according to the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index.
  • More people choose FiOS than cable.

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.

Find out why FiOS TV is rated #1 in HD picture quality and signal reliability according to the 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index.

Can I switch to Verizon from my current provider?

"If you're lucky enough to live in an area where FiOS is available, PCMag readers say it clear: you'd be a fool to look elsewhere for Internet." -PC Mag.com"7

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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