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redfiberoptic_285.jpgBy Larry Hettick
Contributing Analyst, U.S. Consumer Services for Current Analysis

 

Verizon has once again shown its leadership in consumer broadband with its recent decision to increase FiOS Internet upload speeds to match the download speeds. With this move, Verizon ups the ante, yet again, for cable company competitors that have been playing catch-up to FiOS Internet with their DOCSIS 3.0 broadband services.

 

By Larry Hettick
Contributing Analyst, U.S. Consumer Services for Current Analysis

 

Verizon has once again shown its leadership in consumer broadband with its recent decision to increase FiOS Internet upload speeds to match the download speeds. With this move, Verizon ups the ante, yet again, for cable company competitors that have been playing catch-up to FiOS Internet with their DOCSIS 3.0 broadband services.

 

By Larry Hettick
Contributing Analyst, U.S. Consumer Services for Current Analysis    
                       

Verizon has once again shown its leadership in consumer broadband with its recent decision to increase FiOS Internet upload speeds to match the download speeds.  With this move, Verizon ups the ante, yet again, for cable company competitors that have been playing catch-up to FiOS Internet with their DOCSIS 3.0 broadband services.

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.t33XJv12.dpuf
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Jarryd Gonzales | 7/21/2014 

 

People are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, a trend that is expected to continue. Starting today (July 21), existing and new Verizon FiOS residential customers will receive upload speeds that match their download speeds, making it easier and faster to share. This speed upgrade is free to current customers, and comes at a time when people are uploading more and more information to the cloud, sharing videos and photos, and video chatting. 

People are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, a trend that is expected to continue. Starting today (July 21), existing and new Verizon FiOS residential customers will receive upload speeds that match their download speeds, making it easier and faster to share. This speed upgrade is free to current customers, and comes at a time when people are uploading more and more information to the cloud, sharing videos and photos, and video chatting.  NEW YORK – People are sharing content on the Internet more than ever, a trend that is expected to continue. Starting today (July 21), existing and new Verizon FiOS residential customers will receive upload speeds that match their download speeds, making it easier and faster to share. This speed upgrade is free to current customers, and comes at a time when people are uploading more and more information to the cloud, sharing videos and photos, and video chatting.  

Customers sharing information with family members, friends and classmates will have a more consistent Internet experience, with solid service reliability at all hours for common sharing activities such as:

  • Uploading a video.
  • Video chatting on Skype or FaceTime.
  • Sharing files on Facebook and Twitter or with classmates and teachers.
  • Getting a jump on an eBay bid.
  • Online shopping with new ecommerce platforms like Rue La La.
  • Beating an online gaming opponent to the punch.
  • Sending big files or backing up files by uploading them to the cloud.

Providing even greater value to existing customers, Verizon will transition qualifying current residential customers to higher upload speeds for free throughout the coming months. Additionally, all FiOS Internet services will boast equal download and upload speeds at current prices. Later this year, existing and new FiOS small-business customers also will receive this upgrade.

“Faster upload speeds means better sharing experiences,” said Mike Ritter, Verizon’s chief marketing officer for consumer and mass business. “All Internet sharing – whether videos, large photo files or gaming – starts with uploading. FiOS all-fiber-optic technology offers a unique opportunity to enhance our customers’ Internet experience on a mass scale by increasing our upload speeds to equal to our industry-leading download speeds. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, equal download and upload speeds will become essential.”

Based on its studies of digital consumers, the technology market research firm IDC says more than 20 percent of U.S. broadband households are Power Users that are frequently online, uploading nearly as much content (video and music) as they download. IDC estimates that the population of Power User households will experience 60 percent growth by 2017 and will continue to increase nationwide in the future. ¹

“IDC believes that both the upload and download speed demands of today’s Power User will inevitably become the norm in the coming years,” said Matt Davis, program director of consumer multiplay and broadband services research for IDC. “Verizon’s decision to give every FiOS Internet customer upload speeds that mirror its industry-leading download speeds is a step forward for U.S. digital consumers – and unique among the major U.S. broadband Internet providers. Because the upgrade is free, it delivers tremendous value to FiOS subscribers and strongly positions Verizon to meet the growing demand for upstream Internet speed.”

Upload Activity to Double by 2016

The level of upload activity on the FiOS network is expected to double by late 2016 and to continue to grow from there, according to Verizon’s projections. A comparison of common download and upload activities showing performance times with the new speeds can be found on Verizon’s residential and small business Newscenter.

The new FiOS Internet speed tiers are:

Existing Speeds New Speeds
15/5 Megabits per second (Mbps)            15/15 Mbps
15/5 Mbps 25/25 Mbps
50/25 Mbps 50/50 Mbps
75/35 Mbps 75/75 Mbps
150/65 Mbps 150/150 Mbps
300/65 Mpbs 300/300 Mbps
500/100 Mbps 500/500 Mbps

Dear Customer: Thank You!

The free speed upgrade is part of Verizon’s continuing commitment to recognize customers for their loyalty. Customer upgrades to equalized download and upload speeds will continue throughout the fall, starting with customers enrolled in My Rewards+ or who join the program now. My Rewards+ is Verizon’s free loyalty program that rewards customers for everyday tasks – such as paying a bill online, renting or buying videos on demand – or in recognition of a birthday, service anniversary or other event. My Rewards+ members can use earned points for Visa Prepaid Cards or at participating merchants such as Starbucks Coffee, L.L. Bean, Panera Bread, Target, Amazon, Dunkin' Donuts, Staples and many more. Customers can even choose to donate their rewards to a charity of their choice.

For new customers, Verizon’s current triple-play service offers (through Sept. 20) include 25/25 Mbps Internet service coupled with free Quantum TV-Enhanced service for 24 months (equipment rental required). This includes a two-year price guarantee for $89.99 per month when ordered online and $99.99 per month otherwise (not including equipment charges, taxes and fees). In addition, new customers can receive a free LG G Pad 8.3 LTE or up to $200 off any other tablet available from Verizon Wireless when obtaining a new, two-year agreement. The tablet offer, available for FiOS orders placed through Sept. 20, applies to FiOS bundle or stand-alone orders. The offer does not require a FiOS contract, but does require the tablet be activated on the Verizon Wireless network. Additional bundled offers are also available, and full information can be viewed by going here.

How Will Customers Get the Free Upgrade?

Customers do not need to do anything to receive the new upload speeds. However, if customers don’t want to wait, they can visit the Verizon My Rewards+ page here to sign up for the program. Otherwise, upgrades will be phased in throughout coming months.

When completed, more than 95 percent of existing FiOS customers will enjoy the upgrade equalizing their Internet download and upload speeds.

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/corporate/news-articles/2014/07-21-fios-upload-speed-upgrade/#sthash.N5mSeVWM.dpuf
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As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub.

 

 

As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpufAs Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
As Verizon deploys its all-fiber network in the District of Columbia, this new technology is rapidly changing lives for the better and bringing the nation’s capital closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.cbss8DW0.dpuf
asdsadasdThe District of Columbia is getting closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub, as Verizon deploys new fiber-optic technology that is rapidly changing lives for the better. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/news-articles/2014/07-08-fiber-evolution-in-dc/#sthash.FBKmBPjD.dpuf
The District of Columbia is getting closer to its goal of becoming a major technology hub, as Verizon deploys new fiber-optic technology that is rapidly changing lives for the better. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/news-articles/2014/07-08-fiber-evolution-in-dc/#sthash.FBKmBPjD.dpuf
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Noah_FinalArt_1400x2100 RESIZED.jpg“Rio 2,” “NOAH,” “Heaven is For Real,” ”The Other Woman” and “Divergent” Lead a Slate of 19 New Movies Available to Order with FiOS on Demand in July

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New York City's Fiber Evolution

by Employee ‎06-18-2014 03:14 PM - edited ‎06-18-2014 03:14 PM

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Guest Post by Christopher Levendos, Vice President - National Operations You could say New York City has become Fiber Town, U.S.A. That’s not an exaggeration. Verizon has deployed more than 17,000 miles of fiber optics throughout the five boroughs of New York City. You could stretch that much fiber from NYC to L.A. six times.

 

To help explain why fiber optics matters to New Yorkers, we created this short video. Enjoy!

Guest Post by Christopher Levendos, Vice President - National Operations You could say New York City has become Fiber Town, U.S.A. That’s not an exaggeration. Verizon has deployed more than 17,000 miles of fiber optics throughout the five boroughs of New York City. You could stretch that much fiber from NYC to L.A. six times.

 

To help explain why fiber optics matters to New Yorkers, we created this short video. Enjoy! Guest Post by Christopher Levendos, Vice President - National Operations

You could say New York City has become Fiber Town, U.S.A. That’s not an exaggeration.

Verizon has deployed more than 17,000 miles of fiber optics throughout the five boroughs of New York City. You could stretch that much fiber from NYC to L.A. six times. To help explain why fiber optics matters to New Yorkers, we created this short video. Enjoy!

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.mLR0Dg7I.dpuf

Guest Post by Christopher Levendos, Vice President - National Operations

You could say New York City has become Fiber Town, U.S.A. That’s not an exaggeration.

Verizon has deployed more than 17,000 miles of fiber optics throughout the five boroughs of New York City. You could stretch that much fiber from NYC to L.A. six times. To help explain why fiber optics matters to New Yorkers, we created this short video. Enjoy!

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.mLR0Dg7I.dpuf

Guest Post by Christopher Levendos, Vice President - National Operations

You could say New York City has become Fiber Town, U.S.A. That’s not an exaggeration.

Verizon has deployed more than 17,000 miles of fiber optics throughout the five boroughs of New York City. You could stretch that much fiber from NYC to L.A. six times. To help explain why fiber optics matters to New Yorkers, we created this short video. Enjoy!

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.mLR0Dg7I.dpuf
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Upping the Fiber In Your Tech Diet

by Employee ‎06-16-2014 10:25 AM - edited ‎06-16-2014 11:11 AM

Guest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support

 

When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you? Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network.

Guest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you? Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.CxMdB22Q.dpufGuest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support

When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you?

Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network.

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.CxMdB22Q.dpuf

Guest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support

When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you?

Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network.

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.CxMdB22Q.dpuf

Guest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support

When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you?

Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network.

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.CxMdB22Q.dpuf

Guest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support

When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you?

Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network.

- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.CxMdB22Q.dpuf
Guest Post by Tom Maguire, Senior Vice President - National Operations Support

When’s the last time you turned down a free upgrade? And why would you?

Over the last two years, I’ve spent a lot of time talking to customers about a free upgrade that consistently delivers a better, more reliable experience. I’m talking about Verizon’s voice service over a fiber optic network vs. over a traditional copper network.
- See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/#sthash.CxMdB22Q.dpuf

 

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ESPN and Univision Sports Channels Arrive on the FiOS Mobile App

by ‎06-10-2014 03:47 PM - edited ‎06-10-2014 03:47 PM

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Summer is hot with sports. Whether it’s the 2014 FIFA World Cupor the U.S. Open at Pinehurst, the FiOS Mobile App has them covered – anytime, anywhere on any compatible tablet or mobile device -- with the addition of six new out-of-home live TV channels: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and Univision Deportes. This brings to 40 the total number of live channels available outside the home.

 

FiOS customers who have the FiOS Mobile App – which is free for all customers to download -- can now live stream every 2014 FIFA World Cup game with access to ESPN channels and Univision Deportes via the iPad, iPhone, select Android tablets and phones, and Kindle Fire tablets, delivering anytime, anywhere access. FiOS TV customers who are FiOS Internet customers can also use their mobile devices and tablets to watch nearly 100 live linear national channels at home.

 

“Providing popular sports programming that our customers can access wherever, whenever they want is what the FiOS Mobile App delivers,” said John Wimsatt, Verizon’s vice president of product development. “We are giving our customers all the entertainment they want in the palm of their hand, on the device of their choice.”

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FiOS Quantum TV Arrives in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey

by ‎06-10-2014 12:58 PM - edited ‎06-10-2014 12:58 PM

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This blog was penned by our New Jersey spokesman Lee Gierczynski.

 

We’ve saved the best for last.

 

The wait is over for Verizon customers in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey who have been eagerly awaiting the introduction of Verizon’s new FiOS Quantum TV service. On June 3, we completed the rollout nationally of the new service across Verizon’s wireline service areas, which consists of 12 states and Washington, D.C.

 

FiOS Quantum TV has changed the game, redefining the TV viewing experience for customers and giving them more control and more storage to enjoy their FiOS TV content in ways they never could before.

 

This innovative entertainment delivery platform lets you:

  • Record up to six or 12 shows simultaneously, eliminating those potential family feuds when you or a member of your household wants to record more than two shows at a time.
  • Store 100 or 200 hours of high-definition programming, giving you more room to record your favorite TV shows, movies and sports, all in HD.
  • Control live TV (pause, rewind, fast forward) on up to five or 10 TVs in the home.    
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CBS Sports Network in HD Expands to More FiOS TV Subscribers

by ‎06-10-2014 12:47 PM - edited ‎06-10-2014 12:47 PM

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A growing number of passionate sports fans who enjoy watching CBS Sports Network on Verizon FiOS TV can now watch the network in HD.Cbssportslogo

 

The network has been available in SD to FiOS TV Ultimate customers since 2008.

 

Recently, the introduction of the network in HD was completed for all customers who subscribe to the FiOS TV Ultimate package. And now, all subscribers to the FiOS TV Extreme package can also enjoy the network in HD.

 

CBS Sports Network,the 24-hour cable home of CBS Sports, airs more than 400 live games annually, showcasing an array of college and professional sports, as well as in-depth documentaries, original programs and studio shows, including BOOMER AND CARTON, ROME and LEAD OFF.

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If You Missed It at the Cineplex…

by Employee on ‎06-03-2014 11:59 AM

300ROAE_VODEST_KeyartPrint_2000x2841_300dpi_US RESIZED.jpg“300: Rise of an Empire” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” lead a Slate of 10 New Movies Available to Order with FiOS on Demand in June; “The LEGO® Movie,” “Lone Survivor,” “Robocop,” and “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit” Become Available to Rent

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Surfs Up, SoCal! FiOS Quantum TV Has Arrived

by ‎05-28-2014 07:04 PM - edited ‎05-28-2014 07:04 PM

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This blog was penned by our Southern California-based colleague Jarryd Gonzales.

 

There is no question that Southern California is a happening place. It’s the mecca of television and film entertainment and home to Surf City USA.

 

After catching your first film at Grauman’s Chinese Theater or riding your first 6 ft. wave in Huntington Beach, going to just any theater or riding a wave at any other beach will never be the same again.

 

And now, the TV viewing experience for Southern California FiOS customers will never be the same as Verizon introduces FiOS Quantum TV.

 

FiOS Quantum TV service offers an advanced entertainment experience, giving people the freedom to watch TV the way they want on their terms.

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Massachusetts and Rhode Island Set To Rock With FiOS Quantum TV

by ‎05-28-2014 06:55 PM - edited ‎05-28-2014 06:55 PM

140528_MaRiFiOSQTV_opt.jpgThis blog was penned by the Bostonian member of our team, Phil Santoro.

 

What’s wrong with the Red Sox? How is it possible that they have gone from World Series Champions last year to one of the worst teams in baseball this year? Well, if you’re inclined, as I am, to watch nearly every game, it’s clear that this is NOT the same team.

 

And if you’re not able to watch nearly every game, but wish you could, I have some terrific news for you today. You can record and watch about 60-70 games and go back and watch them whenever you’d like with a new service we are launching in Massachusetts and Rhode Island today. [Official Release]

 

It’s called FiOS TV Quantum and it will change your TV viewing experience forever.

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Nine-Peat! FiOS Ranks Tops (Again) in PCMag Readers’ Choice Award

by ‎05-27-2014 11:53 AM - edited ‎05-27-2014 11:53 AM

Readers Choice image.jpgFor the ninth consecutive year, Verizon FiOS rated highest in the coveted PCMag Readers’ Choice Award that evaluates Internet service providers on everything from reliability and speed to customer service and technical support.

 

PCMag readers are technically fluent, astute and demanding when it comes to the services that power their professional and personal lives, making this year’s victory all the more gratifying.

 

Once again, FiOS Internet earned the highest overall satisfaction rating in the magazine’s annual survey about Internet service providers, plus the highest ratings in many other key categories as the chart shows.

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Talking Futbol y FiOS in Football Country With an International Soccer Legend

by ‎05-21-2014 07:48 PM - edited ‎05-21-2014 07:48 PM

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This Memorial Day weekend, we’re hosting another in a series of shopping mall events for soccer fans that place visitors in a stadium atmosphere featuring an interactive soccer game, customized stadium scoreboard, trivia games and soccer-themed Plinko board to win Verizon soccer-themed prizes.

 

The mall tour, hosted by bilingual Verizon staff, showcases Verizon’s flagship FiOS services and unique video content offered to Latinos. This weekend’s Estadio Verizon (Verizon Stadium) event takes place Saturday and Sunday afternoons (May 24, 25) at the Irving Mall near Dallas.

 

Following this weekend, two more Estadio Verizon events will occur at shopping malls in Wheaton, Maryland north of Washington, DC May 31 and June 1; and Downey, California southeast of Los Angeles on June 6 and 7. International soccer legend Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama whose floppy mop top is impossible to miss will be on hand at each event.

 

Within the soccer-themed display, visitors can learn about Verizon’s video offerings including our FiOS TV Mundo and Spanish Language Packages that offer customized content for Latinos and others who seek more Spanish-language programming.

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Spotlight_2_05.20.14.jpgThe free marathons just keep coming, this time with access to great movies on EPIX. We like keeping you contented on your couch trying out the many great movie and TV options available on FiOS.

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LEGO_DIGITAL resized.jpgStarting May 20, FiOS TV customers can buy “The LEGO® Movie” from FiOS On Demand, four weeks before the movie is out on Blu-ray and DVD. Families can watch this instant classic movie over and over, on their TV, tablet, or mobile device. 

But wait – there’s more! If you think your kids love LEGO® and “The LEGO® Movie”, how do you think they’d enjoy LEGOLAND Parks or Discovery Centers in person – for free?

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Customers Ordering New FiOS Services Eligible For Free Tablet

by ‎05-19-2014 08:56 AM - edited ‎05-19-2014 08:56 AM

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It’s a great time to double up on three things you love: speed, reliability and mobility.

 

Starting today, new FiOS TV or FiOS Internet customers (including existing customers who add new service to their existing account) will receive a free LG G Pad 8.3 LTE, or receive up to $200 off any other tablet available from Verizon Wireless when obtaining a new, two-year agreement.

 

The tablet offer, available for FiOS orders placed through July 19 and installed by August 20, includes FiOS bundle or stand-alone orders. The offer does not require a FiOS contract, but does require the tablet be activated on the Verizon Wireless network.

 

After ordering a new FiOS service, customers will receive a certificate for a LG G Pad 8.3 LTE tablet within 30 days of the FiOS installation.

 

Customers can then redeem the certificate and pick up the tablet at Verizon Wireless Communications stores before Sept. 30. Customers interested in a data-only plan can select plans starting as low as $30 per month that includes 2 GB data allowance and the monthly access charge.

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HiRes_opt-1-.jpgThis blog was written by John Bonomo, our New York-based bureau chief.

 

Verizon has installed almost 89 million feet, or nearly 17,000 miles, of fiber optic infrastructure in New York City, enough to stretch over six trips between New York and Los Angeles.

 

The company’s fiber infrastructure in the city includes facilities for interoffice and backbone network equipment, specialized fiber for large enterprise customers, as well its revolutionary FiOS services serving consumers and small businesses.

 

Unlike cable, FiOS utilizes light to transfer video and data signals all the way to a home or business, making it the highest-performing communications technology available.

 

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Let Freedom Ring! FiOS Quantum TV Rolls On In To Philadelphia

by ‎05-16-2014 07:43 PM - edited ‎05-16-2014 07:46 PM

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From Independence Hall to the Liberty Bell to the National Constitution Center, the City of Brotherly Love abounds in the symbols of freedom.

 

And now, there’s a new kind of freedom coming to Philadelphia. Freedom from tuner hogging and DVR hoarding.

 

Our new FiOS Quantum TV service offers an advanced entertainment experience, giving you the freedom to watch TV the way you want on your terms.

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The Secret Life of DVR Hoarders

by Employee ‎05-13-2014 02:04 PM - edited ‎05-13-2014 02:06 PM

 

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Tonight is your favorite night for TV. But you’re going to be away from home, so you want to be sure to record all of your favorites. But when you try to schedule the recordings you get an error message. Your DVR is full. You need to delete previous recordings to make room for the show you want to record…hope you have a lot of time to pick-and-choose what to dump.

 

By Les Kumagai

Tonight is your favorite night for TV. But you’re going to be away from home, so you want to be sure to record all of your favorites. But when you try to schedule the recordings you get an error message. Your DVR is full. You need to delete previous recordings to make room for the show you want to record…hope you have a lot of time to pick-and-choose what to dump.Tonight is your favorite night for TV.  But you’re going to be away from home, so you want to be sure to record all of your favorites.  But when you try to schedule the recordings you get an error message.  Your DVR is full.  You need to delete previous recordings to make room for the show you want to record…hope you have a lot of time to pick-and-choose what to dump. - See more at: http://newscenter.verizon.com/residential/news-articles/2014/05-13-dvr-hoarders/#sthash.HYWmwYnt.dpuf
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Watching live sports at least 10 minutes a day has become the norm for the average TV owner. It’s actually not uncommon for rabid sports fans, particularly those with smart phones and tablets, to soak up more than four hours of live sports in a day.

 

More than two times as many Borderless Lifestyle consumers prefer watching live sporting events versus movies on TV or other devices. It’s simply the nature of the fan that when the game is on the line, we want to watch the action real time.

 

And now, as the world’s most anticipated international soccer tournament nears next month in

Brazil, the feeding frenzy surely will spike higher than a Pele bicycle kick or the floppy mop top

of Carlos “El Pibe” Valderrama.

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Showtime Free Preview 285x190.jpgThis is a post from our regional colleage Bob Elek in Tampa

 

On the heels of the biggest, most wildly successful Free FiOS On Demand Marathon week comes another opportunity to hunker down, pop some corn and #FiOS Binge – all weekend long.

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In the 1930’s, a popular song had everyone singing about not being constrained by fences over the great range lands of America.  Today, while we still enjoy our freedom, we like our deals too.  We are convinced you will enjoy being fenced in when you experience the “geo-fencing” capability of Verizon Visual 411. That term sounds a little wonky and really, as a user, you don’t need to say it again. What’s important to you is what the service offers – targeted coupon savings at your favorite businesses as selected by you.

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Mother’s Day doesn’t have to be all brunches begonias this year. If you have a mother, grandmother, or just someone who has had a kick-butt impact on your life, treat them to something a little different this year.  I’m talking top-notch action flicks!

 

So you’re probably thinking explosions and fist fights don’t exactly convey the traditional Mother’s Day “I love you, Mom!” message, but hear me out first. I don’t know your mom personally, but I would be willing to bet that if Skynet’s artificial intelligence seized the military she would step right in and take it down.

 

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Quantum TV logo 041414 RESIZED.jpgFlorida’s got the sunshine, the beaches and a lifestyle that encourages free spirits to express themselves in many different ways – biking, surfing, boating and more.  And now, there’s a new kind of freedom coming to the Tampa Bay region. We call it freedom from tuner hogging and DVR hoarding.

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If You Missed It at the Cineplex…

by Employee on ‎05-02-2014 12:18 PM

LEGO_DIGITAL resized.jpg“The Lego Movie,” “The Monuments Men,” “Son of God,” “About Last Night,” “Lone Survivor,” and “Robocop” Among 20 New Movies Available to Order with FiOS On Demand in May

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One Easy Upgrade Will Give You Greater Internet Security With Your Home Router

by Employee ‎05-01-2014 10:12 AM - edited ‎05-02-2014 09:05 AM

Internet security.jpgInternet security is on every one’s mind these days, and that’s a good thing.  More than ever, broadband connections serve communications, commerce and entertainment functions.  Personal privacy and protection is a vital part of any of these functions and many other Internet-based activities.

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Ding! Ding! Get ready for round two of Watch and Play, as Floyd Mayweather Jr. (45-0, 26 KOs) headlines Saturday’s 9:00 p.m. EST pay-per-view bout vs. Argentina’s Marco’s Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs).

Fortunately for you and I, we can watch these guys go at it from the comfort of our living rooms while racking up My Rewards+ Points on the free MY FiOS mobile app

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INFOGRAPHIC: True Confessions of DVR Tuner Hogs by Les Kumagai

by Employee ‎04-28-2014 11:15 AM - edited ‎04-28-2014 11:21 AM

DVR-HOG-Final_600x710.jpg.pngDVR Tuner Hog in your home.  But there’s no need to hang your head in silent shame, because you’re not alone.

We recently conducted a nationwide survey of U.S. adults who use DVRs – men and women, millennials to matures.  We asked a variety of questions to learn how they use their DVR, their likes and dislikes, and the role the DVR plays in their video entertainment experience.

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Bob Elek

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Bob stays on top of developments and issues with Verizon’s Consumer and Mass Business segment from his home base in Florida. He has been involved with FiOS since it was first being developed and deployed in 2004.

Alberto Canal

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Alberto is in the public relations group. He loves to share tech, sustainability, feel-good, and random news of interest. A happy FiOS quad play customer, he likes to use his family as guinea pigs.

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Deidre is a member of the consumer PR team and loves to talk everything FiOS and everything football. She’s also a happy Triple Play customer.

Phil Santoro

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Phil has been extolling the virtues of FiOS ever since he had his Triple Play installed and can’t image how he ever managed without it. He writes about developing technologies that enable him to fuel his addiction to movies and sports whenever he wants, no matter where he is.

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Caroline manages the Verizon FiOS Google+ page, capturing the latest in entertainment, technology, sports and everything in between. She loves using social media and the written word to extend the FiOS conversation.

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