customers can experience breathtaking high-speed Internet access as the company expands its Verizon FiOS (FYE'-ose) Internet Service in parts of Jefferson Hills, Kennedy, North Fayette, Robinson Township and South Park.
Verizon offers FiOS services over its all-digital, fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) network, which the company currently is building in more than 60 western Pennsylvania communities. Verizon is the first company to offer such a communications network, connecting homes and businesses directly to fiber optics on a widespread scale.
The company is offering several tiers of service with downstream (download) speeds of up to 5, 15 and 30 Mbps (megabits per second) and upstream (upload) speeds of up to 5 Mbps.*
Residential customers who want to determine whether they can order FiOS Internet Service can call 888-GET FIOS (888-438-3467) or visit Verizon's FiOS Web site at www.verizonfios.com. Small businesses can contact their local Verizon business office or account manager to determine if they qualify for FiOS Internet Service for Business.
"FiOS is setting the new standard for consumer and small-business broadband services," said William B. Petersen, president of Verizon Pennsylvania. "Customers who already subscribe to FiOS services are astounded at what they now can do with their online experience. Video chats and conferencing, purchased digital movie downloads and interactive multi-player games have become a part of their daily lives.
"And FiOS for Business gives companies robust connection speeds for bandwidth-intensive applications at prices close to those the companies pay for ordinary broadband services," said Petersen.