FCC broadband testing report shows Verizon FiOS internet performs well


The Federal Communications Commission’s report on
residential wireline broadband service, “Measuring Broadband
America,” confirms that Verizon FiOS Internet customers receive
blazing-fast and sustained upstream and downstream speeds even during peak
usage periods.


The FCC’s broadband performance tests, conducted earlier
this year by SamKnows, an independent company that tests broadband speeds,
measured the speed and performance of major wireline Internet service providers


The results of the nationwide tests show that Verizon’s
all-fiber-optic-based FiOS Internet service performs exceedingly well at all
hours including during the most active hours of broadband use: between 7 p.m.
and 11 p.m. on weekdays.


Verizon FiOS Internet customers are receiving speeds that
meet or exceed those advertised by the company.


The report compares each ISP’s test results with the
ISP’s advertised speeds.  Verizon’s FiOS service delivered 114 percent of
its advertised download and upload speeds when measured during peak periods.


This was the highest percentage of any ISP participating
in the test.  The report also concludes that “fiber-to-the home has
the best performance for latency” and demonstrates that Verizon’s FiOS
service loaded Web pages faster than any other tested ISP.


“The Verizon FiOS Internet experience remains second
to none because our 100 percent fiber-optic technology is a network
ahead,” said Eric Bruno, vice president of product management, Verizon.


FiOS Internet customers get an excellent experience for
today’s digital lifestyle, which includes streaming favorite TV shows and
movies, uploading photos to the Web, running multiple online devices in the
home, downloading large amounts of data, video chatting and online gaming.


It’s critical that consumers have a reliably fast
downstream and upstream connection because more and more households are
connected with multiple devices, which means greater demands are being placed
upon networks.


The FCC announced plans last year to conduct the
broadband tests, saying that measuring and publishing data on the actual
performance of fixed broadband services would provide more information to
consumers and thereby “promote meaningful competition and spur


Verizon’s FiOS service options performed well in the
speed tests, and the company’s most popular speed options – 25 megabits per
second (Mbps) downstream/25 Mbps upstream and 35/35 Mbps – fared exceedingly


Specifically, the typical study participant using the
25/25 Mbps FiOS Internet tier received a sustained download speed of 28.77 Mbps
between the peak usage hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays.


Similarly, the typical study participant using the 35/35
Mbps FiOS Internet tier received a sustained download speed of 40.42 Mbps
between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays. These symmetrical services not
only provided consistent downstream speeds, but also delivered to consumers
upstream speeds that are unmatched by any competitor.  


These upstream speeds, shown in the report as averaging
four to six times faster than those of the closest competitor, are critical for
the growing number of applications that require fast, sustained upload speeds.


By Telecomlead.com Team
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