The Fios division is based in New York City, where it moved from its previous home in Keller, Texas. The fiber-optic cable provider has been in operation since 2005. Although it only provides services in ten states, Fios is the largest fiber internet provider in the USA.
The Verizon Fios service area lies exclusively within New England, stretching down the Eastern Seaboard from Massachusetts to Virginia. Between those two points, the company serves customers in Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.
Verizon was a pioneer in the use of fiber-optics. Its experimentation with the medium stretches back to its previous incarnation as Bell Atlantic, which started trials of delivering video on demand over fiber back in 1995. Although the original service area for Verizon’s fiber-optic network was created in Texas, the company soon moved its focus over to the densely populated East Coast. By 2008, the service had one million customers. By 2016, Fios server 5.49 million households.
Since 2016, Verizon Fios has streamlined its menu of internet-only plans. The list of options has reduced from seven plans down to three.
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