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Latest FCC Broadband Performance Tests Show Verizon FiOS Internet Continues to Deliver Reliably Fast Online Connections for



Latest FCC Broadband Performance Tests Show Verizon FiOS Internet Continues to
            Deliver Reliably Fast Online Connections for Consumers

FiOS Consistently Delivers Greater-Than-Advertised Speeds, as Consumers
Migrate to Faster Internet Speeds, and Use More Digital Devices Simultaneously

PR Newswire

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Communications
Commission on Friday (Feb. 15) issued the results of its "Measuring Broadband
America February 2013" broadband speed and reliability testing for residential
broadband service. This is the third broadband report issued by the FCC in
conjunction with SamKnows, an independent company that tests broadband
performance. The study, based on tests conducted last September, measured the
speed and performance of 14 of the largest Internet service providers
nationwide.

For the first time, the study also included Verizon's FiOS Quantum speed tiers
of 50/25 megabits per second (Mbps) and 75/35 Mbps, introduced last
summer. The following is a statement by John Wimsatt, senior vice president of
product development for Verizon's consumer and mass market business unit, on
the FCC's test results:

"As the FCC report showed, every FiOS Internet speed tier delivered more than
100 percent of its advertised and sustained download performance during peak
Internet usage periods, differentiating FiOS Internet from most cable company
competitors.

"The FCC's findings reaffirm the results from the past two FCC broadband
performance tests, which found that FiOS Internet provides blazing-fast and
sustained upstream and downstream speeds as well as low latency, even during
the peak Internet usage time periods of 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. local time.

"FiOS Quantum speeds of 50 Mbps or higher will increasingly become what most
of our customers use because it provides capacity a step above competing
services, as households add and use more Internet-connected tablets, laptops,
video game consoles, smart TVs, Blu-ray players, streaming video services and
smartphones.

"While the number of Internet-connected devices grows, so too does the amount
of time that consumers use those devices simultaneously, boosting their demand
for not only fast downloads and uploads but also consistent and reliable
performance at all times of the day. Consistently faster Internet service
helps consumers get more value from all the Internet-connected devices they're
using."

SOURCE Verizon

Website: http://www.verizon.com
Contact: Bill Kula, APR, +1-972-718-6924, william.kula@verizon.com; Bob Elek,
+1-813-417-1596, bob.elek@verizon.com
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