Verizon Internet

Plans starting at

$ 39.99 /mo
  • 1-year price guarantee
  • No annual contract

About Verizon

Verizon offers two types of home internet plans. Verizon's DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) services, available in many zip codes in 11 states, run over existing copper telephone lines but at higher speeds than old-fashioned dial-up. Verizon DSL offers Internet speeds of up to 768Kbps for uploads and 15Mbps for downloads. Verizon's next-generation Fios (Fiber Optic Service) operates over fiber optic cable lines, delivering much faster speeds of up to 800Mbps for uploads and 940Mbps for downloads. Fios is available in major metropolitan areas in 9 states. Customers in these areas can also purchase Verizon Fios Custom TV, either separately or as part of a bundle, which also includes Internet and digital phone services.

What You Need to Know

Plans start at

$39.99/mo

Verizon Internet Speeds

  • from 5 Mbps
  • Up to 1,000 Mbps

Internet offers vary by location

Verizon Internet Availabilty

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Contracts

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All Verizon Products

  • internet
  • cable
  • phone

Internet Packages

Use this section as a quick guide to Verizon internet plans. You can learn about speeds, pricing, availability, and whether or not a contract is required.

Verizon Internet 5 - 1,000 MBPS

Plans Include

  • 100% fiber-optic network
  • Connect multiple devices simultaneously

Plans starting at
$ 39.99 /mo for months

Verizon DSL

Although Verizon DSL operates over traditional coaxial copper phone lines, it transmits signals at different frequencies than those used for conventional telephone calls. As a result, subscribers to this type of Verizon internet plan can use DSL data services for connecting to the Internet while making telephone calls without tying up phone lines.

Alternatively, it’s still possible to use dial-up modems to connect to the Internet using the same frequencies as those typically used for telephone voice calls. However, DSL supplies greater bandwidth capacity, higher speed connectivity, and more reliable network performance.

Unlike cable connections to the internet, which are shared by multiple cable subscribers within a service area, DSL offers a dedicated internet connection to each residence, meaning that security can be somewhat better, depending on security features provided by the cable provider. However, cable networks are usually faster than DSL.

In comparison to cable internet and Verizon’s Fios fiber optic internet service, Verizon DSL runs slowly, particularly for uploading data such as music and videos. Upload speeds for Verizon DSL range from 384Kbps to 768Kbps, whereas download speeds range from 0.5Mbps to 15Mbps. However, these DSL speeds do rate favorably versus other DSL services, and download speeds are adequate for supporting tasks like streaming movies, sharing images, and gaming.

If you sign up for Verizon DSL and you purchase your equipment from Verizon, you’ll receive a Wi-Fi router that offers firewall protection plus Wi-Fi and wired connections to multiple computers in your home. Monthly pricing for the Verizon DSL service ranges from $35.00 to $50.00.

Verizon Fios

While business and industry have used fiber optic technology for many years to move large amounts of data quickly, fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technology is much newer.

Verizon’s FTTH network, Fios, uses fiber-optic cable made of hundreds of tiny strands of glass to transmit laser-generated pulses of light to a subscriber’s home. Verizon installs a box called the Optical Network Provider (ONP) in the subscriber’s home, which converts the light waves into electrical signals that computers can use.

Offering much faster internet connectivity than cable or DSL, Fios is available at three different price tiers. The highest tier can be ordered as either an unbundled service for Internet access only or as a bundled service, which includes digital telephone and television services.

Internet speeds for this type of Verizon Internet plan differ according to which Fios plan you purchase. Plans are available at speeds of 200Mbps for both uploads and downloads and 400Mbps for uploads and downloads. Depending on your zip code, you may also be able to purchase “Gigabit internet,” offering speeds of 940Mbps for uploads and 880Mbps for downloads

Through sales and rentals, Verizon provides a router enabled with Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA). This protocol works in conjunction with the ONP box for Internet connectivity through Fios. The MoCA router is also designed to boost Wi-Fi speeds for connected home computers by up to 300%.

Monthly pricing is $39.99 for the 200Mbps internet-only service, $59.99 for the 400Mbps service, and $79.99 for Gigabit internet, regardless of whether the Gigabit internet service also includes digital telephone and Custom TV services.

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Included Features

McAfee Internet Security Software

Currently, McAfee internet security software is available to customers with Verizon Internet plans, but only on a paid basis as part of Verizon's TechSure program. For $10 per month, TechSure provides subscribers to Verizon internet services with 24/7 premium technical support. In contrast to many of its competitors, Verizon does not provide features like free W-iFi hotspots for on-the-go users, free email, and free internet security software. Verizon offered email accounts to subscribers at one time, but that service has been discontinued.

LifeLock Select software

TechSure plans priced at either $15 monthly or $150 yearly add McAfee Security & Safe Family software, LifeLock Select software for identity protection and monitoring, and inside wire maintenance.

Whole Home Device Protection

The most costly TechSure plan, offered for $30 monthly, includes McAfee, LifeLock, and inside wire maintenance, in addition to Whole Home Device Protection for protecting connected home devices (excluding mobile phones) and LastPass Families for digitally safeguarding passwords.

Verizon In your area

DSL Verizon internet service is available in some zip codes in North Carolina at maximum download speeds of 3Mbps. The DSL service is available at download speeds of up to 15Mbps in many zip codes in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia. Verizon internet service through Fios is available in major metropolitan areas in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Virginia.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Verizon home internet plans are available through two types of services. Verizon DSL costs between $35.00 and $50.00 per month. The much faster Verizon Fios service costs between $39.99 and $79.00 per month. Verizon only offers Fios in major metropolitan areas.

The answer to this question depends on the type of Verizon Internet service. Verizon provides DSL service at download speeds of up to 15Mbps in many zip codes in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Specific zip codes in North Carolina also get Verizon DSL, but with maximum download speeds of only 3Mbps.