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Verizon FiOS® offers high speed Internet connections by way of a fiber-optic network that connects directly to the consumer's residence or place of business. Because data travels along, literally, at the speed of light, a fiber-optic Internet connection is currently the fastest connection available. However, the FiOS program is only in limited availability at present, though Verizon is rapidly expanding their coverage areas, wiring new places with the fiber-optic lines.
The Verizon FiOS fiber-optic high speed Internet is currently available at three different pricing and speed tiers. All tiers include premium installation, ten email accounts, and the server space to build a blog or website. Like digital subscriber line (DSL) and cable connections, there is a usually a difference between download or downstream (from the Internet to the user's computer) speed and the upload or upstream (from the user's computer to the Internet) speed. The two fastest plans include free wireless hotspot (Wi-Fi) connectivity for when the subscribing consumer is traveling.
Pricing Tiers for Verizon FiOS
Good Plan – This, the slowest connection plan, has download / downstream speed capability of up to 15 megabits per second (Mbps) and an upload / upstream speed of up to 5 Mbps. This plan is appropriate for residential and home-based business connections.
Better Plan – The medium-speed connection allows for downloads at speed up to 50 Mbps and uploads at 25 Mbps. This Faster Plan works well for small- to medium-sized businesses and large families.
Best Plan – This fastest plan of connectivity has maximum downloading speed of up to 75 Mbps and maximum uploading speeds of up to 35 Mbps. This plan is appropriate for small – to medium-sized businesses.
Is Verizon FiOS faster then your current high speed Internet connection? Use the Internet speed test to find out.
Verizon Online DSL – also known as Verizon High Speed Internet – is a digital subscriber line (DSL) based means of providing high speed Internet to residential and commercial consumers. DSL technology utilizes the existing telephone infrastructure, including telephone lines and phone jacks, to provide non-dial-up Internet connections. With DSL high speed Internet connections, the telephone line is split into two bands: the lower-frequency bands are reserved for normal telephone communications and conversations and the higher-frequency bands are used to transmit information, data, voice, and video to (upstream or uploaded) and from (downstream or downloaded) the Internet. This means that one phone line may be used, simultaneously, for conversation and Internet usage.
Currently, Verizon DSL broadband Internet connections are available in most areas where Verizon is the local telephone carrier. However, like all DSL connections, connection speed and connection clarity degrades the further the receiving modem is from the central office. Therefore, DSL connections are not available or advised for rural customers.
As is the case for most Internet connections, Verizon DSL transmits data from the Internet to the user's computer at a more rapid rate than from the user's computer to the Internet.
Verizon DSL currently offers three different pricing and high speed Internet connection speed plans from which the consumer can choose. A free modem may be included for all plans when the order is placed online. For the top two plans, wireless hotspot (Wi-Fi) coverage is included.
Verizon DSL Pricing Plans
Starter Plan – The Starter Plan offers download / downstream speeds at up to 1.0 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload / upstream speeds at up to 384 kilobits per second (Kbps).
Power Plan – This plan offers downloading speeds at a maximum of up to 3.0 Mbps and uploading speeds up to 768 Kbps. This plan also offers Wi-Fi coverage.
Turbo Plan – The Turbo Plan offers a maximum download speed of 7.1 Mbps and a maximum download speed of 768 Mbps. Included with this plan is Wi-Fi coverage.
How does your Internet speed stack up against Verizon DSL? Use the Internet speed test to find out.
"I have used many Internet Service Providers over the 14 years I have been online. Names like EarthLink, NetZero, AOL, Time-Warner and now Verizon. I have to say that compared to the others I have used, Verizon gives me better speed, service and a slightly better value than the other ones did. If I have a problem connecting, Verizon helps me troubleshoot the problem right away and have friendly and knowledgeable customer service and tech support. I have DSL enhanced and am quite happy with it as well. The monthly price is adequate and affordable. Overall, I would recommend Verizon to anyone. "
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