Nowadays consumers have access to more devices than ever before – with the number of connected devices in the home only limited by consumer imagination and budget. Although one of the more hidden limitations that might be in effect is the network the consumer is currently using. With more devices connected to a network, more strain can be placed on that network, which can filter back down to the quality of the experience received by the user at the device level. Therefore, while consumers continue to expand the number of connected devices in the home, it's just as important to ensure the network used is sufficiently capable of providing a fast enough speed and a reliable enough connection to handle those devices, and at the same time.
Network reliability and bandwidth become important considerations when you factor in more demanding devices. Take for instance, gaming and video streaming. It's fast becoming the norm where households with more than one person results in more than one network-demanding setup. For example, while one person binge-watches the latest Netflix show in one room, another might be game streaming in the next room, and it's this sort of situation where a 100% fiber-optic network can add real value. This type of connection will help to minimize video/game slow downs and buffering, while still supporting the numerous other devices connected to the same network. Right now, one fiber-optic network option worth considering is Fios Gigabit Connection from Verizon. Fios is a 100% fiber-optic network that provides customers with up to 940 Mbps download speeds and 880 Mbps upload speeds. A combination which means that whether downloading or uploading, customers can expect virtually buffer and lag-free experiences. In fact, Verizon states Fios Gigabit Connection can support for up to 100 devices at the same time. What's more, Verizon is currently running a Fios Gigabit Connection Triple Play promotion which makes it all the more value for the money.
In short, Verizon is offering a Triple Play package for just $79.99 per month plus taxes, equipment charges and other fees (with Auto Pay and a 2-year agreement). This means customers can benefit from Fios Gigabit Connection, a TV package customized to the individual customer's needs, and home phone (with unlimited nationwide calling). This deal is already available and one of the extra benefits is the price comes with a two-year guarantee. So customers can be safe in the knowledge that their bundle price won't increase during the first two years of service. Likewise, for those who are stuck in a contract with another provider, Verizon is also offering up to $500 in credit to help account for any early termination fees that might be incurred through switching. To add to the deal, Verizon is also offering those who sign-up a free Chromebook 3 (2GB) from Samsung, and if for whatever reason a new free Chromebook is not right for you, new customers can instead opt for a $200 Samsung credit which can then be used against a number of Samsung-related products. As an example, those in need of a new TV can save $200 off any 40 to 88-inch UHD TVs starting at $479, or choose to use the credit against a 2018 Samsung soundbar, select Samsung tablets, earbuds, fitness trackers – all just for ordering a qualifying Fios package. More information on Verizon's $79.99/mo. Fios Gigabit Connection, Custom TV, and phone, as well as a full list of the discount-eligible Samsung products available through the link below.