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Verizon FiOS vs 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, though some of the premium packages and DVR receivers are less expensive on the Comcast side of the fence. That being said, FiOS offers plenty of additional functionality that may justify the cost of their receivers, and their premium packages tend to come with more channels than similar offerings from Comcast Xfinity service. Comcast handily beats Verizon for availability, however, but it may only be a matter of time until this situation changes.

Verizon FiOS

Comcast Cable

September 2014: discount offer No offer available.

Lowest Triple Play Price

  • Price: $89.99/Mo for 1 year
  • Internet Service: 25 Mbps Download / 25 Mbps Upload
  • TV Service: 225+ Digital Channels, 65+ HD Channels
  • Phone: Unimited Calling, USA, Puerto Rico, and Canada

Lowest Triple Play Price

  • Starter XF Triple Play
  • Price: $99.00/Mo for 12 months
  • Internet: 20 Mbps down /  4 Mbps up
  • TV: 80+ Channels
  • Phone: Unlimited Nationwide Calling

Television Service

  • Total Channels: Over 385 Channels
  • HD Channels: Over 125 Channels
  • Music Channels: 46 Music Choice
  • HBO Cost: $19.99/Mo
  • DVR Service Cost: $11.00-32.00/Mo
  • Additional Receiver Cost: $6-8/Mo
  • Video on Demand: Yes, View Website

Television Service

  • Standard Channels:  240+ Channels
  • HD Channels: 55 Channels
  • Music: 46 Music Channels
  • HBO Cost: $14.95/Mo 
  • DVR Cost: $15.95/Mo
  • Additional Receiver Cost: $9.99
  • Video on Demand: Yes, Visit Website

Internet Service

  • 300 Mbps Download – $209.99/Mo
  • 150 Mbps Download – $129.99/Mo
  • 75 Mbps Download – $89.99/Mo
  • 50 Mbps Download - $79.99/Mo
  • 25 Mbps Download – $69.99/Mo

Internet Service

  • Extreme 105: 105Mbps Down/20Mbps Up - $199.95
  • Extreme 50: 50Mbps Down/15Mbps Up - $114.95
  • Blast: 30Mbps Dn / 6Mbps Up - $72.95
  • Performance: 20 Mbps - $62.95/Mo
  • Performance Starter: 6 Mbps - $49.95/Mo
  • Economy Plus 3 Mbps - $39.95/Mo

Phone Service

  • Unlimited Calls – $44.99/Mo
  • Additional Line – $9.99/Mo

Phone Service

  • Unlimited Local and Nationwide Calling - $44.95/Mo
  • Additional Line - $10.00/Mo

Additional Information

  • Contract Length: Month to Month / Annual Agreement
  • Technology: Fiber Optics
  • Channel Line Up

Additional Information

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

Data based on zip code 34236 as of July 2014

Data collected May 2012 for 34231 zip code.