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Verizon to offer FiOS service for $99 per month, with no contract

June 21, 2010 | 12:01 am
A photo of a fiber-optic lamp. Credit: machernucha / Flickr.

Verizon is adjusting prices for its high-speed fiber-optic TV and Internet package, called FiOS, so that users can sign up on a month-to-month basis, without a contract. 

The service, which bundles cable television, broadband Internet and home telephone, will cost $99 per month before taxes, and the price is good for one year.

Before the pricing change, FiOS customers had to pay a $20-per-month premium to subscribe to the service without a contract, but the company is offering extra flexibility to users not interested in committing to a two-year contract.

In Los Angeles, FiOS is limited to areas where Verizon is the main phone-service provider -- largely the West Side and the South Bay, as well as some parts of the Valley.  Interested customers can check for availability at the Verizon website.

-- David Sarno