September 25, 2014 Jessica Sims
Verizon FiOS vs. Cablevision: What’s Right for You?

Verizon FiOS vs. Cablevision: What’s Right for You?

Verizon FiOS TV, internet, and home phone deals updated 15 hours ago.

It’s a battle of the Triple Play bundles!

If you are looking to get new service but can’t decide between Verizon FiOS vs. Cablevision we’ve created a detailed comparison to help you make an informed decision about your broadband service.

While we try to keep the plans and deals up to date on this page, they change often so verify before ordering.

Verizon FiOS Overview

As of September 2014, Verizon FiOS is offering their Triple Play bundle for just $79.99 a month, for two years without an annual contract. While plans and prices do change frequently, if you order online, Verizon typically waves the $49.99 activation fee.

Internet Speeds

The internet service and speeds offered by Verizon FiOS are second to none. Because Verizon FiOS has the largest all-fiber network in the USA, they are able to deliver speeds and quality of services other providers just can’t compete with. In short if you are an avid gamer, work from home, or are a heavy internet user, you’ll notice a huge increase in your speeds and most importantly your ping with Verizon FiOS. Read more about FiOS internet in our detailed review of Verizon FiOS.

FIOS TV Overview:

Depending on which bundle or triple play you choose, FiOS TV can come with more than 200 channels, many in HD. Additionally, Verizon has a pretty impressive selection of “On Demand” programming.

Phone Service

The Triple Play bundle includes unlimited calling to anywhere in the United States, regardless of service tier. This plan does not include free calls to Canada or Puerto Rico.

Want to learn more about FiOS TV and the various other bundle options? Read our New York Verizon FiOS Bundles to learn more.

Cablevision Overview

Which do You Prefer? Verizon FiOS vs. Cablevision

Cablevison, now an Optimum Online company, is currently offering their Triple Play bundle for $84.95 per month for 2 years without a contract.

HD Channels

Cablevision does not give a lot of information about what channels are included in their basic bundle, but there is a limited number of HD channels (varying based on service area) included in your plan for free. If you need addition channels, you can add them for an additional fee. On Demand service is also included.

Internet Speeds

The Cablevision Triple Play bundle includes download speeds of up to 15 Mbps, but their upload speeds are not disclosed. They also offer a service, Boost Plus, for an additional $9.95 a month, which will increase the Internet speed to up to 50 Mbps. Upload speeds with Boost Plus are not disclosed. Boost Plus includes a free wireless router to network multiple Internet devices in your home.

Phone Service

The Cablevision telephone service includes unlimited calling to anywhere in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Who Wins?

Take it from someone who compares broadband providers every day, if you’ve got Verizon FiOS in your area, then hands down we recommend Verizon FiOS as your best bet.

FiOS wins because of these 3 categories:

  • Fully fiber optic network which means you’ll get faster speeds than with any other service (besides Google Fiber).
  • Robust selection of HD programming and OnDemand programming. Larger than most other providers.
  • No long term contract required on many plans.

Additionally, having been a customer of Verizon FiOS and many other companies, I can attest to it typically more consistent overall in providing the internet speeds you are paying for.

Since many companies are competing against one another to get and keep you as a customer, their deals and special promotions are subject to change without notice, and may vary depending on where you are located within their service area. For this reason, we recommend you look at what is provided in your local area to see the most up-to-date offers available to you.


2 comments on “Verizon FiOS vs. Cablevision: What’s Right for You?”

  1. Rich says:

    Had Verizon Fios for four years, the last year was a nightmare. Internet went down twice a month. Fios replaced every piece of equipment and problem persisted. Customer service is a joke. They do not have a clue what they are doing. I use the internet for my employment and I can’t tell you how often I couldn’t work. Finally went back to Optimum. You can keep there lightening fast Internet because when it doesn’t work who cares about the speed!

  2. Fred says:

    Had FIOS double play (phone + 15/5 Internet) for 2 years stating at @ $70. Contract up Oct/2014 – Starting November price jump up to $106.
    Optimum wants $49 for same deal – will call Verizon and see if they can come close.

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