Should You Choose Verizon FiOS or Comcast Cable?

Despite starting at a higher price point, Comcast’s lowest Triple Play bundle has a hard time competing favorably with the lowest-tier Triple Play bundle offered by Verizon FiOS. Verizon’s FiOS service comes with a faster fiber-powered broadband connections, more channels, more HD offerings, more on demand programming, and all but the largest DVRs are cheaper with FiOS. That being said, it's no wonder that customers routinely choose FiOS over Comcast. Ultimately the only key metric Comcast beats FiOS on is coverage area. Comcast is the largest cable provider in the US and Verizon FiOS is the largest fiber optic provider.

Head to Head Comparison

Verizon FiOS

Comcast Cable

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Lowest Triple Play Price

    • Price: $79.99/Mo for 24 months
    • Internet Service: 25 Mbps Download / 25 Mbps Upload
    • TV Service: 135+ channels including 25+ in HD
    • Phone: Unlimited nationwide calling with many calling features including
    • Voice Mail, Caller ID and Call Waiting.
    • Also includes: $49.99 activation fee waiver online and tablet offer.

      Lowest Triple Play Price

      • Price: $94.95/Mo for for 24 months
      • Internet: 3 Mbps down
      • TV: 45 Channels
      • Phone: Unlimited Nationwide Talk & Text

      Television Service

      • Total Channels: Over 405 channels
      • HD Channels: Over 125 channels
      • Music Channels: 50 Music Choice
      • HBO Cost: $9.99/Mo - Save 50% for 12 months (Regular Price: $19.99/mo)
      • DVR Service Cost: $10.00/Mo
      • Additional Receiver Cost: $25/mo ( Advanced Receiver Service fee)
      • Video on Demand: Yes, View Website

      Television Service

      • Standard Channels: 260+ Channels
      • HD Channels: 90+ Channels
      • Music: 50 Music Channels
      • HBO Cost: from $17.95 to $21.95
      • DVR Cost: $15.95/Mo
      • Additional Receiver Cost: $9.95/Mo
      • Video on Demand: Yes, Visit Website

      Internet Service

        • 500 Mbps Download – $299.99/Mo
        • 300 Mbps Download – $209.99/Mo
        • 150 Mbps Download – $129.99/Mo
        • 75 Mbps Download – $69.99/Mo†
        • 50 Mbps Download -- $59.99/Mo†
        • 25 Mbps Download – $49.99/Mo†

          Internet Service

          • Blast: 105Mbps Down - $89.99/Mo
          • Performance with Blast!: 50Mbps Down - $39.99/Mo
          • Performance: 25 Mbps Down - $39.99/Mo
          • Performance Starter: 6 Mbps - $49.95/Mo
          • Economy Plus 3 Mbps - $19.99/Mo
          • All plans include a data cap

          Phone Service

            • Unlimited Calls – $44.99/Mo
            • Per Minute Plan -- $14.99/Mo
            • Verizon World Plan 300 -- $14.99 /Mo
            • Verizon World Plan 500 -- $19.99 /Mo

              Phone Service

              • Unlimited nationwide talk and text - $44.95/Mo
              • Additional Line - Call for pricing

              Additional Information

              Additional Information

              • Contract Length: Month to Month, 6 Months, Annual
              • Technology: Coaxial Cable
              • Additional Fees: EMTA modem $3.50 per month
              • Channel Line Up: Visit Website

              Data based on zip code 34236 as of October 2014

              Data collected October 2014 for 34231 zip code.

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