Verizon Fios Internet Review

Fiber is the fastest type of internet you can find. Connections travel over cables that contain thin optical fibers, so your internet is lightning fast, but not all providers are created equal. Some will fit your needs better than others.

Verizon Fios fiber-optic internet service is praised for its fast speeds and uptime guarantee. Reaching download speeds as high as 940Mbps, which is ten or more times faster than your typical DSL speed, you won’t have interruptions streaming live TV or playing online multiplayer games.

That said, is Verizon Fios internet the right choice for you? Let’s find out.

Who is Verizon Fios internet for?

Verizon Fios offers ample speed for users who have heavy streaming usage, like to game, or need to transfer large files.

The entry-level Verizon Fios plan offers download speeds of up to 300Mbps for $39.99/month. This plan works for most users looking to stream, game, or surf the web across several devices at once. Streaming video on multiple screens should let the entire family enjoy their favorite shows and movies with no interruption unless they’re all playing in 4K Ultra High Definition. In this case, you may want to go for a plan with more bandwidth, such as the mid-tier 500Mbps plan for $64.99/month.

The Gigabit Connection plan is the top tier in Verizon Fios at $89.99/month. It has more than enough bandwidth for most households with no data cap, making it an option for customers who will have several screens streaming in high-definition at the same time.*

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Key considerations

Verizon Fios plans and pricing 

Verizon Fios is available in three different plans, and none of them require a contract or have a data cap. The plans are also competitively priced for the speeds they deliver.

Fios 300Mbps plan (Best for Browsing Plan): Starts at $39.99 per month and includes a discount for Verizon Wireless customers and subscriptions to both Disney+ and AMC+ for 12 months.

Fios 500Mbps plan (Best for Streaming Plan): Starts at $64.99 per month and comes with 12-months of free Disney+ and AMC+ subscriptions.

Fios Gigabit Connection (Best for Everything Plan): Starts at $89.99 per month and includes subscriptions to Disney+ and AMC+ for 12 months.

Installation and activation fee

Verizon charges a one-time set-up fee of $99, which is waived if you order online.

Equipment rental fee

There’s a $15/month router charge for all plans except the Fios Gigabit Connection plan, which also comes with one extender. Adding an extender to the other plans costs $5/month per extender.

Early termination fee

Early termination fees are prorated. They cost a maximum of $350 and decrease by $15/month for each month of service left on a contract.

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What others say about Verizon Fios internet

“With a rating of 8.1, Verizon Fios is ranked the top ISP compared to other internet providers. It has earned a Reader’s Choice Award consistently since 2006.” – PC Mag

Verizon currently holds the top overall score in the latest ISP customer satisfaction ranks ahead of Xfinity, according to J.D. Power

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How does Verizon Fios internet compare to other providers?

When it comes to the competition, Xfinity delivers fast internet speeds with low promotional prices, and you’re very likely to find it offered in your neighborhood. That said, Verizon elbows past Xfinity with no annual contracts, low prices, more reliable speeds, and better customer service.

AT&T internet scores high when it comes to availability alone. But, otherwise, its offerings are similar to Verizon Fios in speed and price. That said, if you’re looking for a more robust package without much concern about internet speeds or bandwidth usage, then AT&T gives you that option.

Both Verizon Fios and Spectrum offer fairly priced, no-contract plans with fast upload and download speeds. If you want wide coverage in over 41 states, Spectrum can offer that, but Verizon Fios has a reputation for reliability and good customer service.

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*Pricing varies by location and availability. Speeds may vary. All prices subject to change; for current pricing and availability visit our internet service page. Prices as of 2/8/22.

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