Earlier today, Verizon Wireless upgraded its Fios fiber optic Internet offers with the deployment of its new Fios Gigabit Connection. Despite the impressive assumption that its name suggests, users do not really get 1 gigabit per second (gbps) of Internet connection. Instead, the broadband provider is giving its new customers download speeds of up to 940 megabits per second (mbps) and upload speeds of 880 megabits per second, which is still fairly fast.
Almost a decade ago, Verizon Wireless signed an agreement with the city of New York in order to set up fiber optic Internet and television service to more than three million households in the Big Apple. The Big Red was supposed to complete the fiber roll out back in 2014, but it is already 2017 and the job is still unfinished until now. Deciding it could not wait any longer, New York has filed a lawsuit against the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, citing breach of contract.
The number one mobile operator in all of America has opted to extend its zero rated mobile video to subscribers of its web and TV services. According to Verizon Wireless’ announcement made just this week, customers can now view both live and recorded video content without having to worry about affecting their data allowances by way of the Big Red’s Fios mobile app. This latest expansion also covers on the go viewing of over 140 live channels, recorded DVR programs, and thousands of on-demand content.
A few days ago, Verizon Wireless had pledged that it would invest about $300 million over the half decade or so in order to lay 800 miles of FiOS cable in the city of Boston in Massachusetts, essentially putting itself in a nice position to go toe to toe with Comcast in providing home fiber services to the residents of Bean Town. But apparently, there is another reason for the Big Red’s decision to select Boston, and it has something to do with its extensive 5G plans.
The default speed of Verizon Wireless’ FiOS Internet service is now at 50 mbps. This piece of news comes as the growth of new subscribers for the Big Red’s feature is starting to slow down.
As explained by Fran Shammo, the chief financial officer of the biggest wireless carrier in the United States, during a recent fourth quarter earnings call, more and more mobile users, particularly subscribers of Verizon Wireless, are electing to subscribe to higher data speeds. This serves as a sort of indication that mobile users of today are truly getting more reliant on the Internet and are obviously requiring more data and improved data speeds.
Verizon Wireless has just revealed recently that for the first time, subscribers of its FiOS TV service will now be able to stream their DVR recordings outside their homes, which means basically anywhere, as long as they make use of an existing web connection. On top of that, the biggest wireless carrier in the United States also took the opportunity to announce that subscribers will now be able to view all their live TV channels on any mobile device while inside their homes and on the FiOS network.
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