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Verizon Fios Internet plan comparison


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Updated 2/9/23

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Verizon Fios brand
Staff rating
4.3
Customer rating
4.3
(178)

  • Plans starting at $49.99
  • Download speeds up to 940 Mbps
Verizon Fios brand
Staff rating
4.3

Fast, affordable fiber internet with a big East Coast footprint

Verizon Fios offers fast, reliable fiber internet, along with one of the best overall customer experiences in the business. Verizon Fios is highly recommended, and it's one of the best home internet providers we reviewed.


What we like

  • Reliable, symmetrical speeds
  • No contracts
What we dislike

  • Limited availability
  • No plan above 1 gig
Verizon Fios brand
Value
4.0
More speed for your money

Verizon Fios is an excellent value overall. The provider offers three fiber-to-the-home plans, starting at about $50 per month for 300 Mbps, which is more for the money than you’ll get with many competitors. The mid-tier plan is also a solid value.

The highest-tier gigabit option is less competitively priced, at closer to $90 per month. However, that's still about 25% lower than the national benchmark for similar plans. (1) And you do get the benefit of symmetrical speeds with this fiber internet plan, which you won’t find with every provider. This helps offset the cost somewhat. For an additional $10 each month at the highest tier, you get 2 TB of cloud storage, a subscription to Disney+, and a MoCA adapter for internet gaming.

It's worth noting that Verizon also offers DSL internet in some areas, with speeds as high as 15 Mbps and bundled prices in the range of $75 per month, but are phasing it out in 2023. That's awfully slow compared to fiber internet, and quite expensive, but it's better than nothing. The good news is Verizon is rapidly building out its fiber-to-the-home network, so many households that have been stuck with DSL may soon be eligible for Fios. Get more info and sign up for updates from Verizon.

Verizon Fios brand
Performance
5.0
Blazing-fast speeds with rock-solid performance

Performance is where Verizon Fios really shines. PCMag named it the fastest Major Internet Service Provider in 2022—and the 9 years before that. (2) The fiber optic connections are rock solid, and the speeds offered are excellent. Additionally, all plans have symmetrical speeds, which is ideal for anyone who uploads a lot of content. Our only complaint is that we’d like to see an even faster plan from Verizon—some competitors have started offering 2,000 Mbps (or faster).

If you can only get DSL with Verizon, you'll only be able to upload at speeds up to 15 Mbps and will pay a lot for the privilege. If you have any other option, we'd usually recommend it.

Verizon Fios brand
Equipment and installation
4.0
Equipment included on all plans and free pro installation if you order online

Verizon Fios offers a pretty standard equipment setup for fiber: an optical network terminal (ONT) and a wireless router. Routers are included at no extra cost on each plan, and the fastest plan comes with an included mesh network called Whole-Home Wi-Fi.

Installation costs $99, and there’s no self-install option. However, if you order online, Verizon will waive the fee. This can be an easy way to save some money on your first internet bill. That said, while the fee is expensive, it’s not unheard of among internet service providers.


Verizon Fios brand
Customer experience
4.5
The leader in customer service among internet providers

If there’s a leader in internet customer experience, it’s probably Verizon Fios. The service is absolutely rock solid, with hardly a hiccup. This, combined with the excellent speeds, makes for a seamless internet experience—it just works.

Verizon also consistently scores well in customer satisfaction. In fact, it took the top spot this year in the ACSI benchmarks (3), tied with AT&T. Meanwhile, PCMag's readers rank Verizon Fios third in overall satisfaction (4).

Connecting away from home is the only place Verizon falls short. With services such as AT&T and Xfinity, subscribers get access to a nationwide network of free hotspots. Verizon doesn't have this offering (but also doesn't trick you into using your home router to let strangers connect).

Endnotes and sources
1.“2022 Urban Rate Survey – Fixed Broadband Service,” FCC. Accessed 19 October 2022.2. "The Fastest ISPs of 2022," PC Mag. Accessed 19 October 2022.3. "Internet Providers," American Customer Satisfaction Index. Accessed 19 October 2022.4. “Readers’ Choice 2022: Your Favorite ISPs for Any Type of Broadband,” PCMag. Accessed 19 October 2022.
Verizon Fios
4.2
(178)
5 Star
47%
4 Star
35%
3 Star
16%
2 Star
1%
1 Star
1%
L
Lesliefrom Pottstown, PA
Verizon Fios Customer for 8+ years
Reviewed on: 2022-07-25
They are immensely reliable in the entire time I have had only 2 Fios outages. They don't raise rates, they don't harass me. Nothing they do everything perfectly
J
Jasonfrom Corona, CA
Verizon Fios Customer for 1+ years
Reviewed on: 2022-07-22
Verizon FiOS has good network reliability. Their internet service is great. They can improve on lowering my bill.
M
Mollyfrom Orlando, FL
Verizon Fios Customer for Less than a year
Reviewed on: 2022-07-15
They seem to be awesome so far. Much cheaper than my cable service.
J
Jamiefrom Fredericksburg, VA
Verizon Fios Customer for 1+ years
Reviewed on: 2022-06-25
It's fast internet that we don't usually have a problem with. I do wish they had more packages for combining services, though.
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