Verizon completes high-speed internet expansion in Delaware six months ahead of schedule
NEW YORK, Oct. 26, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Six months ahead of schedule, Verizon is bringing more choice for customers in Delaware as it completes its deployment of high-speed broadband internet service across the state. Nearly 2,000 homes and businesses in Camden, Dover, Smyrna, Bridgeville and Ocean View now have access to high-speed internet. Over 200 miles of fiber – the equivalent of running fiber between Rehoboth Beach and NYC – were deployed in connection with the build.
“We are bringing our outstanding internet service to more people than ever, especially in unserved and underserved areas,” said Matt Noren, Vice President of Wireline Network Operations-Mid-Atlantic North Region for Verizon. “Our commitment to more residents of Delaware continues as we are able to offer our 100% fiber Fios internet service to fuel how they work, live and play.”
The project was done with over $6 million in funding provided as part of the American Rescue Plan (ARP).
“We applaud Governor Carney and his team for their leadership in establishing a robust broadband program in Delaware,” said Eric Fitzgerald Reed, Public Policy & State Government Affairs for the DE, PA and NJ Region at Verizon. “Verizon is focused on delivering broadband internet services and this partnership expands high-speed broadband access to thousands of residents and will better connect our communities. We look forward to similar opportunities in other communities as they arise.”
Providing connectivity to all communities
In an effort to provide connectivity to families in need across the country, Verizon participates in the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP)1 a U.S. government program run by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to help low-income households pay for internet service. With ACP eligibility and the Verizon Forward Program2, customers can get free home internet service – no hidden fees or annual contracts, and no equipment charges or data caps. You are eligible for ACP if you (or someone in your household) participate in certain government assistance programs. Learn more about the Verizon Forward Program by visiting www.verizon.com/home/free-verizon-internet/.
Transformative network performance with no data caps
Verizon’s 100% fiber network delivers award-winning Fios broadband service with no data caps. Customers who subscribe to Fios broadband service will have access to a wide range of plans that deliver at least 300 Mbps for both downloads and uploads for just $25 per month with Auto Pay and select 5G mobile plans.3 Select areas of Delaware will have access to Fios 2 Gig plans – the fastest speeds offered by Fios – starting at $94.99 per month with Auto Pay and select 5G mobile plans.4
- Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP): ACP is a government program providing eligible households with internet service discounts. One program discount per household. Discount expires upon FCC’s termination of program; then our standard rates and service terms and conditions apply.
- Limited-time offer for eligible residential customers with ACP applied to a Fios Mix & Match internet plan. Discounts may vary. May not combine with all offers. Fios Mix & Match available in select areas. Customers who enroll in ACP within 60 days of service installation will receive a bill credit if a setup charge was billed to the customer.
- For existing postpaid mobile customers with an unlimited plan that includes 5G Ultra Wideband who then add and maintain a Fios 300 Mbps plan. Availability varies. Auto Pay & paper-free billing req’d.Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Mobile + Home Discount enrollment req’d. $99 setup and other terms apply.
- For existing postpaid mobile customers with an unlimited plan that includes 5G Ultra Wideband who then add and maintain a Fios 2 Gig plan. 2 Gig is available in select areas only. Auto Pay & paper-free billing req’d. Subj. to credit approval & may require a deposit. Mobile + Home Discount enrollment req’d. $99 setup and other terms may apply.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) was formed on June 30, 2000 and is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services. Headquartered in New York City and with a presence around the world, Verizon generated revenues of $136.8 billion in 2022. The company offers data, video and voice services and solutions on its award-winning networks and platforms, delivering on customers’ demand for mobility, reliable network connectivity, security and control.
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