When it comes to FiOS, Comcast and Verizon are two leading competitors which stand out among the rest. FiOS is the newly and innovative bundling of fiber optic systems, which includes internet access, telephone services and broadcast television.
When relatively compared at an abstract angle, Comcast and Verizon FiOS systems may seem nearly identical. A more thorough examination reveals that although both service providers offer over 100+ high definition channels, only Comcast Xfinity provides the most On Demand, streaming television shows and movies both online and on TV. Xfinity from Comcast is the new wave of high power, fully unleashed high definition TV and broadband fiber optic networking.
When it comes down to DVR and video recording, Comcast comes out as the leading provider as they offer twice the recording capability of Verizon FiOS. Verizon’s current FiOS fiber optic network only allows the simultaneous recording of two shows or movies. With Comcast Xfinity, a total of four DVR recordings can take place simultaneously, all while on different networks. Both networks have the feature rich ability to record streaming video in all rooms equipped with FiOS devices.
Although both FiOS based networks offer live broadcasting of sports events, Comcast provides a broader selection of networks to choose from. Aside from sporting events, Comcast Xfinity provides a new exclusive feature which allows the immediate user of the service to use voice activated features. Such exclusive features as show browsing, searching and selection can now be easily accessed via voice controls. Additional voice control features allow the user to experience a more customized experience and even change the channel, all with voice activation.
Another feature which comes into light from Comcast is the ability to perform what is called a Smart Search. With Comcast Xfinity, users can use Smart Search to browse through live TV, recordings on DVR and access On Demand – all from a single location. The feature is currently available in most cities and future development of the feature is underway.
When it comes to internet speeds, both FiOS based companies have immense capabilities. Verizon FiOS has a top Ethernet-based speed of 500 Mbps, while the competition of Comcast cuts in a close lead, running at 505 Mbps. When it comes to in-home Wi-Fi, Comcast continues to lead with an astounding speed of 308 Mbps, while Verizon is stuck under 100 Mbps – running at 88 Mbps, to be precise.
Aside from their differences, both networks continue to deliver 100% of their advertised speed to consumers, even during peak hours. With immense availability and access to the web, internet security and comprehensive protection is a must. Both companies offer and deliver top of the class internet security suites. The security features offered are nearly identical except when it comes to pricing. Comcast offers their comprehensive internet security coverage at no charge. Verizon delivers the same level of internet security, but at an annual rate of $120 per year.
When it comes down to it, the two leaders in FiOS systems are Comcast and Verizon. Both companies deliver the fastest and most reliable fiber optic networking capabilities, although Verizon lacks the same level of integrity and expandability as Comcast.