Verizon has unveiled a new Gigabit Internet offer targeted at gamers after a partnership with Microsoft Xbox. The company will offer its standalone 1 Gigabit FTTH service with a one-year subscription, which is a move to attract more customers to its FiOS services to capture a larger market share of the Northeast market.
New customers, subscribing for Verizon’s standalone 1 Gbps offers between April 5 – May 5, will receive a one-year Microsoft Xbox Live Gold Subscription as well as an option to choose two popular multi-streamer games – Sea of Thieves or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Verizon has priced this new service competitively and it will allow new users to receive the FiOS Gigabit connection at just 79.99 USD per month. Further, all eligible customers, who sign up/subscribe to the service online, can also get rid of the 99 USD setup charge.
One of the largest Internet service providers, Verizon showcased in a release that a high-speed Internet connection can enhance the gaming experience by decreasing bandwidth and latency issues.
Since Verizon’s FiOS has captured most parts of the Northeast U.S. market, hence this service provider needs to explore ways to attract new customers, who consider a broadband-only deal as an option to support other apps like streaming videos or gaming. Such offers can help the company gain many new subscribers to its service.
According to Verizon, the areas where it has launched the FTTH service, the FiOS broadband Internet penetration has increased and reached above 40% by the end of the fourth quarter. FiOS broadband services is growing and the company has obtained 47,000 FiOS Internet connections, while it lost almost 29,000 FiOS video connections because of its poor services during the fourth quarter.