Verizon Introduces 100/100 Mbps FiOS Internet Speed In New York Metro Area

New Symmetrical Internet Speed Tier - Only Available From Verizon -- Provides 'Reliable and Rock-Solid' Connectivity

Jul 20, 2015, 11:00 ET from Verizon

NEW YORK, July 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- As if things didn't move fast enough already in the New York City metro area, Verizon's new FiOS Quantum Internet speed tier for upload and download speeds is like opening up new express lanes on the highway.

Starting today, Verizon is offering symmetrical 100 megabits per second (mbps) Internet speed in New York City, Long Island, the northern suburbs and northern New Jersey. This means FiOS subscribers in New York and northern New Jersey will be able to send their photos, videos, files and other multi-media communications out to the Internet as fast as they receive information.

Verizon is the only communications provider to offer a symmetrical speed tier of 100/100 mbps in the New York metro area.

Upload traffic – information sent out over the Internet – is expected to increase next year and beyond. Verizon's 100/100 mbps FiOS Internet Service tier addresses that growing demand and offers another option to subscribers between the company's 75/75 and 150/150 tiers.

"Being a FiOS subscriber has always meant you get more, and that's never been more true than now with the choice, speed and connectivity that Verizon provides over our 100-percent fiber-optic network," said Susan Retta, Verizon vice president, Marketing Operations. "Our customers have more and more devices, and more and more in-home networking needs, so the new 100/100 speed tier provides a very effective combination of reliable and rock-solid connections to accommodate the growing needs of consumers and their families.

"Verizon is the only mass-market service provider in the New York metro area with an all-fiber infrastructure directly to consumers' homes. Other providers try to mirror our speed levels, but they don't come close. Our upload speed of 100 mbps beats upload speeds of most other New York area providers by far," said Retta.

Incredible Value for an Uniquely Awesome Price

For a triple-play bundle monthly price of $89.99 with a two-year price guarantee and without signing a contract, new FiOS subscribers can get the 100/100 mbps Internet service, FiOS Custom TV and FiOS Voice services. A $300 Visa reward card, an HD Set Top Box for 12 months and a year of fully loaded Premium Channels are also included in the bundle offer for term-contract customers.

Verizon is extending assurance and certainty -- the hallmarks of its services -- to its pricing by informing customers now that, after the promotional two-year period, the monthly price for the triple-play bundle will increase by $20. Among the many special offers available for new sign-ups are standalone 100/100 mbps FiOS Internet service at $54.99, and double-play offers with 100/100 mbps starting at $69.99.

Affordable High-Speed FiOS Bundle

At the same time as the introduction of the new 100/100 mbps speed tier, the company also is offering a robust and affordable triple-play bundle that includes 150/150 mbps, FiOS Custom TV, and FiOS Voice services for $99.99 monthly. That bundle also includes a two-year price guarantee and does not require a contract.

In addition to the new 100/100 mbps FiOS Internet speed, Verizon also offers symmetrical speed tiers of 25, 50, 75,150, 300 and 500. Verizon also recently introduced the 100/100 mbps FiOS Internet option in the Southern California market.

A New York City Story

In New York City, Verizon has invested more than $3.5 billion on an all-fiber-optic network, providing a reliable, resilient and futuristic telecom infrastructure for the city. It is the largest, most complex, most ambitious single fiber-optic deployment in U.S. history. To date, the company has installed more than 15,000 miles of fiber-optic cabling across the city.

Verizon offers a wide variety of Internet, video and voice service bundles for your home or small business. FiOS Internet is a PC Magazine Readers' Choice Award winner 10 years in a row and is consistently rated No. 1 by PC Magazine in speed, reliability and customer satisfaction. According to the 2015 American Customer Satisfaction Index, FiOS Internet is rated No. 1 for overall quality and streaming video quality, while FiOS TV is rated No. 1 in customer satisfaction, picture quality, signal reliability and customer loyalty.

More consumer information and offers are available at www.verizon.com. Small businesses can visit www.verizon.com/smallbusiness for more information on FiOS Internet, voice and TV plans, including FiOS Custom TV for Small Business.

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ), headquartered in New York, delivers broadband and other wireless and wireline communications services to consumer, business, government and wholesale customers. Verizon Wireless operates America's most reliable wireless network, with 108.6 million retail connections nationwide. Verizon also provides converged communications, information and entertainment services over America's most advanced fiber-optic network, and delivers integrated business solutions to customers worldwide. For more information, visit www.verizon.com/news/.

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