What Is the Price Difference Between Verizon FIOS and Basic Cable?


Quick Answer

As of 2015, Verizon FiOS plans are typically more expensive when compared against similarly leveled plans from basic cable providers such as Cablevision. The Verizon FiOS Custom TV plans range from $55 to $75, while Cablevision plans cost between $40 and $50.

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The true cost of Verizon FiOS can increase due to additional fees and charges, such as installation and monthly charges for routers and broadcast fees. The basic Cablevision plan lacks access to non-local broadcast channels, but it does not charge any hidden fees. Both Verizon FiOS and Cablevision can provide Internet access rates of up to 50 megabytes per second, though Verizon's cheapest Custom TV plan does not include broadband.

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