What is Verizon FiOS Internet?
You have probably heard the buzz surrounding the latest offering from Verizon, Verizon FiOS. Verizon FiOS is a fully updated network of digital TV, digital phone and digital broadband Internet service. In some areas of the country only the Verizon FiOS Internet service is available because of the laws and licenses in different parts of the country.
How is Verizon FiOS different from digital cable Internet service or regular broadband Internet? The biggest difference is in the speed. Normal satellite and cable Internet services offer a speed of about 8 mega bytes per second at the top tier of their service. Verizon FiOS Internet service starts at 5 mega bytes per second and then climbs to 15 mega bytes per second and 30 mega bytes per second depending on which package you choose. Even though the Verizon FiOS Internet service is significantly faster than any other type of satellite or even cable Internet service the prices for the Verizon service are competitive with other high speed Internet services. Depending on where you live Verizon FiOS service might even be cheaper than cable Internet, which is usually more expensive than satellite Internet service.
The increased speed of the Verizon FiOS Internet service is made possible by the fiber optic cables that Verizon uses. In the past Verizon used copper wires like many of the satellite and cable Internet providers still use today. But by switching to fiber optic cables Verizon was able to more than triple the top speed of Internet service. Not everyone needs to have an Internet speed of 15 or 30 mega bytes per second but there are many professionals and hobby enthusiasts that can do a lot more with that increased speed.
Anyone that works in the film, TV, or advertising industries needs a fast Internet connection in order to be able to watch and edit film, TV clips or commercials online and needs to be able to get the information they need at a moment’s notice. Millions of gamers around the world need an ultra fast Internet connection in order to get the most of their games, especially if they are playing MMORPGs where they could be competing for server space with millions of other users at the same time.
Does the average person or the average family really need ultra fast Internet service? Lots of people wonder if paying for such high speed Internet service is really worth it if they aren’t playing online games or downloading a lot of items. But I believe it really is worth the cost. Think of how much time you waste waiting for web pages to load if they have large graphics on them, or waiting for family photos, images and other web components that take awhile to load.
You can save a lot of time by switching to an ultra high speed Internet service like Verizon FiOS. If you have kids that need to do a lot of homework, or if you are taking online classes yourself, you’ll see that doing homework goes much faster and is a lot easier when you can access the educational materials that you or your kids need to complete schoolwork on a fiber optic Internet connection.Back to Verizon FiOS Articles