As of 2021, Verizon is primarily a fiber Internet provider. However, many people living in rural areas can still get their DSL service.
For many Internet customers, Verizon High Speed Internet remains a more affordable option over expensive cable bundles. With Verizon DSL, you get a 24/7 reliable Internet connection for a low monthly cost.
Connection Type: DSL Internet
Download Speeds: Up To 15 Mbps
Verizon's download speeds have three tiers:
According to Verizon, most customers in their DSL service areas will qualify at the 1.1 to 3 Mbps speed tier. The availability of higher speed tiers depends entirely upon the distance of your home from the nearest Verizon telco hub. The closer you are to the hub, the faster your DSL speeds.
All of Verizon's High Speed Internet tiers come packaged with a landline phone plan. Home phone service is required to get DSL.
Verizon is mainly focused on promoting their Verizon Fios connections with much faster speeds. When you call us, we will check for multiple types of Internet service at your address, including fiber and DSL:
The company is really not interested in selling DSL any longer.
Right now, the company has a copper retirement program for remaining non-fiber lines. Under this program, you can request an upgrade to a much faster Verizon Fios Internet connection.
Also, Verizon has introduced their 5G Home Internet service.
Speeds of their fixed wireless offer are advertised at around 300 Mbps. The costs are higher than DSL, but if you are looking for faster Internet for your home, then their 5G Home Internet plan may be a good option.
Basically, Verizon intends on exiting the legacy copper-based DSL Internet business and becoming 100% high speed fiber optics and 5G wireless broadband. So, if your location currently has copper DSL phone lines, that may be changing in the near future.