If you happen to live in one of Verizon’s FiOS coverage areas, you might be interested to know that at least one ISP is reselling the exact same internet service for almost $50 per month cheaper depending on the speed tier.
DSL Extreme, a California-based ISP, has introduced what it’s calling “Fiber Extreme” — not to be confused with organic cereal — at between $40, $55, and $100 per month for 10, 20, and 50Mbps download speeds, respectively, over Verizon’s FiOS network.
Current pricing for the 50Mbps package directly from Verizon weighs in at $145 per month with a one-year contract or $165 per month without a contract. Certain customers in New York and Virginia are able to get it for $90 per month from Verizon, according to Ars Technica, although it’s priced at $145+ in remaining areas such as California, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, and Washington.
The deal from DSL Extreme is an introductory, one-year price, although a company VP told Ars that after a year the prices would just go up by $5 per month. You’re also not able to get FiOS cable and phone service through most resellers, just internet service.
Still, that’s a pretty deep discount that exposes how much wiggle room Verizon has in its pricing and ought to make the switch to fiber even more enticing for those within the coverage areas.