How fast is 500 Mbps internet?

500 Mbps is a powerful speed. Find out just how much it can do for you.

Business vs. residential internet

Residential

Business

Lightning-fast upload speeds make a difference.

  • Upload speed (which plays a large part in everyday internet use) is the spec to look out for when scouting for new internet service.
  • With 500 Mbps, shave upload speeds down from minutes to seconds.
  • Fiber is the only connection that gives you upload speeds as fast as download speeds.

Residential

  • Online gaming
  • Live chatting
  • Uploading posts and photos to social media

Business

  • Supports VoIP phone systems
  • Video calls
  • Screen sharing during meetings

Does one of the fastest internet speeds make a difference?

  • Half gig internet ranks among the fastest you can get, with 2 gig being the fastest and 1 gig after that.
  • 500 Mbps is strong enough to support several groups of people performing tasks all at once.
  • Download a 20-minute TED Talk in mere seconds with 500 Mbps internet.

Residential

  • Stream videos without buffering
  • Video calling
  • Online gaming with no lag or delay

Business

  • HD video downloads
  • Communicate with remote workers and offices
  • Back up large files

You get what you pay for with high-speed internet.

  • According to the FCC, the average small business owner spends $106 a month on internet services.
  • Though a higher cost than residential internet, business internet comes with added benefits.
  • Cable ventures into 1 gig internet, but at staggering costs up to $499.95 per month, and does not offer faster upload speeds.

Residential

  • 500 Mbps residential internet price: $94.99/mo.
  • Help is offered 24/7 via online forums and frequently asked questions

Business

  • 500 Mbps business internet price: $214.99/mo.
  • Faster customer support backed by service level agreements
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How does the speed of 500 Mbps internet affect you?

For some things, you can’t go fast enough. Settling for slower internet could end up costing your business time and money because you can’t finish work quickly enough. Securing the speed that comes from 500 Mbps may be what you need to sustain your workload, but to make sure, here are some examples of what half gig internet handles easily:

  • Video conferencing over long distances or internationally
  • Downloading, storing and backing up large files
  • Supporting a large employee base and many applications being used at once

500 Mbps internet pulls no punches when it comes to speed, which is good news for your list of things to do.

How fast is 500 Mbps internet?

500 Mbps translates to about 59.6 MB/second download speeds—roughly half a gig speed. This means you can download a 255 MB iTunes update in about 4 seconds.

If you have fiber-optic internet, you will also get this speed for both uploads and downloads, which is important when you’re performing bandwidth-heavy tasks, like video conferencing.

Internet at half a gig is a game changer.

In 2010, 50 Mbps was the fastest Fios internet connection available and cost customers approximately $200 a month. Today, you can get 500 Mbps internet for around that same price, which at 10 times the speed is a considerable upgrade. With half a gig propelling your internet speed, there’s no real limit to what you can do

For a business, the question of whether or not you have enough bandwidth is often a matter of choosing to upgrade—you can either step up or get left behind. If you are in a competitive market, falling behind can hurt your business in more ways than you know.

Staying ahead of the competition and being able to provide the best services possible is worth the cost of faster internet and catapults your business to the forefront of its market.

In addition to faster internet speed, Verizon makes it easy to supply your business with the top products available when you bundle your internet and phone services. Everything you need is contained in one stress-free business account and bill. Make the sensible choice to save time and money, and keep your business running at its best.

Fios internet

500/500 Mbps

Fios internet

500/500 Mbps

$214.99/mo2
for year 1. Year 2 $224.99/mo. (+ taxes, fees & equip. charges w/ 2-yr. agmt. & auto renewal)
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Maximize speed and productivity with our powerful internet package.

$10

Price includes $10/mo additional discount for 12 months (limit one per account).

Fios internet

Fios internet

Keep up with your workday with equal upload and download speeds.

Fios internet + voice

500/500 Mbps

Fios internet + voice

500/500 Mbps

$219.99/mo1
for Year 1. Year 2 $229.99/mo (+ taxes, fees & equip. charges w/ a 2-yr agmt. & auto renewal)
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Built for high-volume businesses with more than 20 employees.

$10

Price includes $10/mo additional discount for 12 months (limit one per account).

Business Digital Voice

1 VoIP line

30+ calling features

Add Fios TV for as low as $10/mo more for the first year after bundle discount

Your business deserves internet that gets the job done.

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Verizon grows Fios internet to nearly 6M subscribers.

The only thing that rivals the speed of Fios is its reach. Verizon serves 5.92 million Fios internet subscribers every day. Talk about impressive coverage!

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Where there’s Fios, cable is too—trying to keep up.

A pure fiber-optic connection is faster, more reliable, and provides more value than cable, taking care of your needs quickly and efficiently.

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Reliable equipment gives you peace of mind.

Whether you buy your router up front or make payments, you’ll get top-of-the-line equipment and free, no-hassle installation.

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