Verizon FiOS Hits 1 Million Customer Mark

Less than two years after launch, Verizon has reached the 1 million subscriber mark for its FiOS all-digital fiber-optic service.

The installation of service for the Rich and Marjorie Bayer family in Massapequa, N.Y. pushed FiOS to that milestone. In addition to data service, the Bayers are receiving voice service and FiOS TV via the fiber link. Verizon says that nearly half a million customers now are receiving television service via FiOS.

"Superior networks translate into great experiences for customers," said Virginia Ruesterholz, president of Verizon Telecom. "We're delighted to celebrate this day with the Bayers, who truly make the most out of every FiOS service. We appreciate that they, along with more than a million others, are leading the digital lifestyle revolution, and we're thrilled to be building a network that supports all of their needs."

Verizon is the only major U.S. telecommunications company to provide all digital, fiber-optic service on a mass scale to subscriber homes. It's now available in more than 1,700 communities in 16 states and provides downstream speeds between 5 Mbps and 50 Mbps. Upstream speeds range between 2 Mbps and 10 Mbps. FiOS TV is available to 3.1 million households in 11 states.