Verizon Fios — is a Digital TV, High Speed Internet, and Home Phone service offered by Verizon. Fios features fiber optic technology to deliver the fastest broadband connection and clearest digital TV picture available.
A few years back I lived in an apartment that had Verizon Fios. The apartment wasn’t my favorite, but what I do miss, is the internet connection. My new apartment is much more comfortable but isn’t wired for Fios, so I had to settle for Time Warner Cable.
Since Verizon Fios is still fairly new it is now competing to gain marketshare from Time Warner, Comcast, and Charter (in their respective areas). In order to attract new customers they are running some great deals which I’ve outlined below: (please note they expire soon).
Fios Triple Play – Internet + TV + Phone – $79.99
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Fios Double Play – Internet + TV – $79.99
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Why Fios Beats the Competition
What makes Verizon Fios different than Time Warner Cable is fiber optic technology that powers Fios . Since Time Warner Cable’s service is based off an older technology that uses copper (coaxial cable, which was innovative for it’s time), it just can’t meet the quality or speed that fiber to the home can offer.
Right now, if you are using Time Warner Cable, Comcast, Charter, or U-verse or anything not fiber optic based (all the way to the home), then you’re missing out on huge upload and download speeds along with the low latency that Fios can provide.
At my old apartment, when I played on XBox Live or streamed Netflix through my XBox, I’d never experience any lag or pixelation because my connection was so strong.
Since witching to Time Warner at my new apartment, Netflix has to regularly pause to and load the movie or tv show I’m watching and playing online games such as Call of Duty or Fifa is nearly impossible because I regularly get kicked out of online games dues to lag.
When it comes to digital cable, Time Warner Cable’s interface just doesn’t compare to Fios ‘s. The navigation and multi room DVR with Fios is much smoother and frankly more pleasant to use.
All in all, anyone who is using a copper based service and not Fiber to the Home (such as Fios ) will see a huge difference when they switch, purely because of the newer technology behind their service.
Check Availability In Your Area
The only way to know if you can get Fios is to visit this page and enter your address. If you can get Fios you’ll see the bundles listed above, if you can’t you’ll be offered Verizon DSL with DirecTV which isn’t as good as Fios but might be worth checking out.
Chances are that if you’ve seen Fios advertisements in your area, then you might be able to get Fios, but like I said, the only way you can know for sure is to check on their website and see if you can get the deals I mentioned above.
Sometimes people just down the street can get Fios but you can’t.
For instance my close friends who live less than a mile away, have Fios and I can’t get it. Every day that I see Fios trucks in the area, installing new line, I let out a little sign of relief. I can’t wait to until my home is wired for Fios , it really does make that much of a difference.
Limited-time online offer for new Fios TV and Internet residential customers subscribing to a Fios Custom TV, Fios 150/150 Mbps Internet and Verizon Freedom® Essentials or Fios Digital Voice bundle. Promo rates provided via monthly bill credits. Beg. mo. 37 stand. rates apply. Fios charges: $12/mo. HD STB and $10/mo. router. Fees: $6.39/mo. Regional Sports Network, $3.49/mo. Broadcast and $0.99/mo. FDV Admin. Other fees, taxes, equip. charges & terms may apply. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Fios avail. in select areas. Actual speeds may vary. Backup battery avail. for Fios voice services & E911. Verizon Wi-Fi available with select packages. Software limitations and other terms apply. Visit verizon.com/wifi for details and availability.