Verizon Fios internet FAQ
Does Verizon Fios internet come with a contract or extra fees?
Unlike most internet service providers, Verizon Fios requires no annual contract; you simply pay month to month. No contract also means no potential early termination fees if you suddenly need to move or drop the service.
The Verizon Fios setup fee is $99—unless you order online. Then it’s free. Also, Verizon includes a modem/router with Fios Gigabit Connection service. Internet 200/200 and Internet 400/400 come with a monthly $15 modem/router rental fee.
Why isn’t Verizon Fios internet available in my area?
While the “backbone” of the internet (yes, the whole internet) is made up of fiber optics (microscopic glass strands that transmit data as pulses of light), most “last mile” connections that go directly to homes and businesses are still made up of old copper phone lines and coaxial TV cables.
Fiber-to-premises internet is an expensive but slowly growing infrastructure; currently, less than half of the US is covered by fiber. If your neighborhood isn’t hooked up yet, internet providers like Verizon Fios are probably planning fiber expansion in your area—but it won’t happen overnight.
These states currently have Verizon Fios fiber internet:
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- Washington, DC
Can I bundle Verizon services together?
Verizon’s internet, TV, and home phone services can all be bundled in various configurations. You won’t necessarily get a discount in every case, but it’s at least convenient.