Verizon Fios internet plans
By Joe Supan Last updated: September 22, 2021
Find your Verizon Fios plan and see how Verizon high-speed internet compares to other internet providers in your area. Verizon internet plans offer competitive pricing and reliable speeds, see if they’re available in your area!
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Verizon Fios internet review: The best ISP in America
By our analysis, Verizon Fios internet plans grade out as the very best in the country — just a hair ahead of AT&T’s fiber optic plans. Verizon internet packages run exclusively on a fiber network, meaning you’ll get the fastest and most reliable connection possible.
But unlike a lot of providers, with Verizon Fios you won’t have to pay a fortune for that speed. Prices for internet-only plans start at just $40/mo., and your bill won’t go up after a “promotion” period ends. It’s that combination of affordability and performance that earned Verizon home internet the number one spot in this year’s American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Verizon internet rating
4.02 / out of 5 stars
This score is based off of the 3 plans Verizon has available
3.45 / 5
4.36 / 5
4.48 / 5
4.25 / 5
How we scored internet providers
We evaluate broadband providers in four categories: affordability, performance, value and customer satisfaction. Each category contains multiple sub-factors, all of which are weighted differently to impact the provider’s overall score.
For each sub-factor, we score all providers on a continuous scale of 1 to 5, relative to the industry as a whole. Because the average download speed in America is currently 180 Mbps, for example, we assigned all plans with download speeds between 100 and 299 Mbps a score between 3 and 4. Xfinity’s 200 Mbps plan received a 3.50 score for download speed, while Spectrum’s 400 Mbps plan got a 4.16.
We only considered standardized data points in our scoring system. More abstract data like consistency of service and brand reputation is still part of our analysis, but we opted to let our writers address them in the context of each review.Learn more about our methodology
Unlimited data allowance
AT&T consumer home internet or Fixed Wireless Internet customers can use unlimited internet data through September 30, 2020.
Self-installation is the default installation option when available for customers.
Temporary speed upgrade
Get a temporary speed upgrade to 50 Mbps when you order Cox 10 & 30 Mbps internet plans. Offers valid through June 30, 2020.
Self-installation encouraged. Select your desired installation date, and a Cox representative will call to confirm or reschedule your appointment.
Safety-first Installation: A Frontier technician will perform your installation with appropriate safety protocols including wearing protective equipment and maintaining social distancing. In taking these precautions, it’s recommended that Frontier customers wear a face mask or face covering for the safety of technicians.
New TV plan
Introducing a new “Local 50” video plan to support contactless installation.
Contactless installation: Mediacom will send an installation kit and a technician to set up a single high-speed data connection, phone, or one local TV channel plan with the help of someone in your home.
Self-installation is encouraged. For professional installation, contact-free delivery is available for work done outside of the home. For customers moving more than 7 days from the date the order is placed, professional installation is available.
Free Contactless Delivery: An Xfinity technician will drop-off your equipment with installation instructions, then perform any outside work. Get your installation fees back in a customer credit for a no-charge installation.
Verizon Fios plans, pricing and speeds
Verizon Fios internet plans come with three download/upload speed options: 200/200 Mbps, 400/400 Mbps and up to 940/880 Mbps. If you’ve shopped for Verizon internet packages in the past, you may have seen 100 and 300 Mbps plans instead. Those plans are no longer available as Verizon recently increased their Fios speed tiers (without raising the starting price). While Verizon pricing and speeds may vary based on where you live, a Verizon Fios internet plan is one of your best options without having to sign an annual contract.
|Plan name||Allconnect score||Monthly price||Download speed||Upload speed|
|200 Mbps||3.94/5||$39.99/mo.||200 Mbps||200 Mbps|
|400 Mbps||3.97/5||$64.99/mo.||400 Mbps||400 Mbps|
|Gigabit Connection||4.31/5||$89.99/mo.*||940 Mbps||880 Mbps|
*w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip. charges
In some areas, like New York City, Verizon automatically upgrades its two cheapest plans without raising the price. So if your address qualifies, you could see speeds of 300 Mbps for $39.99/mo. and 500 Mbps for $64.99/mo. — some of the best internet deals you’ll find anywhere.
200 Mbps recommended for:
- Browsing social media
- Shopping online
- Reading news sites
- Sending emails
Speeds of 200 Mbps can also support online gaming (Google Stadia recommends at least 10 Mbps) and streaming in 4K (FCC recommends at least 25 Mbps). Keep in mind, however, that using Wi-Fi and connecting multiple broadband-hungry devices to your network will slow your speeds, so you may want to consider a faster plan for a more seamless gaming and streaming experience.
400 Mbps recommended for:
- Moderate internet use
- Online gaming
- Streaming videos and music on multiple devices
Offering double the speed than the lower plan for only $25/mo. more, the Fios 400 plan delivers ample speed for the price. If you’ll be using your Wi-Fi connection throughout your home, consider the Fios Router and Wi-Fi extenders for a strong, wall-to-wall connection.
940 Mbps recommended for:
- Heavy internet use
- Online gaming
- Working from home
- Multiple devices online at once
Starting at $89.99/mo., Verizon’s up to 940/880 plan is one of the more affordable gigabit plans out there. Gigabit speeds may be faster than the average household needs, but serious gamers and telecommuters who need a fast, reliable connection will definitely appreciate the added speed.
Verizon Fios offers
Savings for Verizon Wireless customers
If Verizon is already your cellphone carrier, you can save a lot by bundling your internet service. You’ll get $10 off per month with the 200 and 400 Mbps plans, and $20 off with the Gigabit Connection plan. Making Verizon pricing when bundling even more desirable.
Free Verizon Gift Card and AMC+ subscription
If you sign up for Verizon’s 400/500 Mbps or Gigabit Connection plan, you’ll get some extra perks thrown in. With Verizon’s Gig plan, customers receive a $200 Verizon Gift Card and a free AMC+ subscription. With Verizon’s 400/500 Mbps plan, customers receive a $100 Verizon Gift Card and free AMC+ subscription.
AMC+ : Offer avail. thru 11.17.21. Must install eligible Fios services and redeem offer w/in 60 days of installation date, or by no later than 2.17.22, whichever is first. After 12-month promo period ends, your AMC+ subscription will auto-renew at $8.99/mo. unless you cancel w/ Verizon. Cancel any time. One offer per eligible Verizon account. Verizon Gift Card: Must install and maintain eligible Fios services in good standing for 65 days and register for the Gift Card w/in 60 days thereafter, or by no later than 4.17.22, whichever is first. Gift Card emailed within 48 hours of registration. We reserve the right to charge back the amount of the Gift Card if eligible service is canceled w/in 180 days. Other Gift Card terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 11.17.21.
Expert tip: Any Fios plan gives you a high-speed connection
When it comes to speed and reliability, you really can’t go wrong with any Verizon Fios plans. According to speedtest.net, the average download speed for U.S. households is 194.9 Mbps as of June 2021, which is below what Verizon offers with their lowest Fios plan (200 Mbps).
Equipment, installation, data caps and contracts
Overall, Verizon’s additional fees are relatively customer-friendly compared to other internet providers. Here’s what you can expect to pay in addition to the monthly rates listed above:
- Equipment: Verizon charges $15/mo. for a router. This is slightly higher than other fiber providers — AT&T charges $10/mo. — but equipment is included at no extra cost with the Gigabit Connection plan.
- Installation: Verizon typically charges a $99 setup fee, but it’s currently waived for online orders.
- Data caps: There are no data caps on any Verizon Fios plans, so you won’t have to worry about how much you’re gaming, streaming and downloading.
- Contracts: Verizon Fios doesn’t have any contracts, so you can leave any time without racking up early termination fees. Which is a pro when it comes to Verizon pricing.
Renting vs. buying your router
Renting a wireless router with your Verizon Fios service will cost $15/mo., which is on the pricier side for most internet providers. However, that cost is included if you choose the Gigabit Connection plan. You can also buy or rent any Verizon compatible router, which typically run for around $100. If you do want to invest in your own router, just make sure it can handle the speeds you’re getting with your Fios plan.
4.07 / 5
Verizon Fios compared to other providers
If you can get Verizon Fios internet in your area, it’s almost always the best option for most people. Here’s how it compares to some other providers that it overlaps service with:
|Provider||Allconnect score||Starting prices||Download speeds||Upload speeds|
|Verizon Fios||4.07/5||$39.99-89.99/mo.*||200-940 Mbps||200-880 Mbps|
|Cox||3.13/5||$29.99-69.99/mo.||10-940 Mbps||3-940 Mbps|
|Optimum||3.65/5||$35.00-45.00/mo.||300-940 Mbps||35-940 Mbps|
|Spectrum||3.50/5||$49.99-109.99/mo.||200-940 Mbps||10-35 Mbps|
|Xfinity||3.53/5||$24.99-299.99/mo.||50-2000 Mbps||3-2000 Mbps|
*w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip. charges
Verizon Fios is the best internet provider in the country according to our analysis, so it’s no surprise that it beats out its competitors convincingly. Because its prices don’t go up after the first year, you’ll almost always end up paying less for Verizon in the long run and you’ll typically get faster speeds.
Bundling Verizon Fios internet with TV service
Verizon’s Mix and Match packages let you add TV or phone service to any internet plan — essentially what most providers do but with a catchy name. Fios TV packages will add anywhere from $56 to $96 to your monthly bill, and come with 125+ to 425+ channels. One unique perk of Verizon’s TV plans is that it lets you test drive the 425+ channel package for the cheapest price for two months, so you can decide which package is right for you.
Additionally, Verizon has partnered with YouTube TV to add the live TV streaming service to your internet plan. It costs $64.99/mo. and includes over 85 channels. That said, this is the exact same price as it costs to subscribe to YouTube TV on its own, so there’s no real benefit to adding it to your Verizon Fios internet plan.
Verizon Fios internet has one of the best reputations for customer satisfaction of any internet provider in the country. In the latest report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI), Verizon internet shared the number one spot with AT&T. That’s not a blip on the radar, either — Verizon has owned the best score every year since 2015.
Verizon internet isn’t quite as popular with Consumer Reports readers. It earned a 68/100 overall, with lower marks for value and technical support. That said, most internet providers scored poorly there, and Verizon was still ahead of almost every other major provider.
Our take on Verizon Fios internet
It’s hard to beat a fiber optic connection, and the one you get with Verizon Fios is among the best services available. With competitively-priced speed tiers of 200, 400 and 940/880 Mbps, Verizon Fios high-speed internet plan options offer enough variety to accommodate virtually any home. While the equipment fee is a tad higher than average, customers can enjoy unlimited data and contract-free service.
Compare Verizon Fios to other providers
Verizon Fios FAQs
Verizon Fios is available to more than 15 million homes and businesses across select areas of Mid-Atlantic and northeastern states, including Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Call or check out our Verizon coverage map to find out if Verizon internet services are available near you.
Verizon Fios internet plans start at $39.99/mo.** Additional fees may apply for equipment rental. Call to get accurate Verizon Fios plan and pricing information for your address.
Xfinity offers faster download speeds in select locations, up to 2,000 Mbps with their Gigabit Pro plan. However, Verizon Fios offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps in many locations, for a significantly lower starting price than Xfinity’s fastest plan. Verizon’s 100% fiber optic network is also capable of delivering faster upload speeds than Xfinity, up to 880 Mbps where available.
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Written by:Joe Supan
Senior Writer, Broadband Content
Joe oversees all things broadband for Allconnect. His work has been referenced by Yahoo!, Lifehacker and more. He has utilized thousands of data points to build a library of metrics to help users navigate these … Read more
Edited by:Robin Layton
Editor, Broadband Content
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