The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Monday that the team has reached a multi-year deal making Verizon's FiOS Quantum Internet service the Official Residential Internet Provider of the team, with a sponsorship that will include promoting and highlighting FiOS Quantum inside and outside of Raymond James Stadium on game days by allowing fans to compare the speed of FiOS Quantum through various internet activities, including fantasy football check-ins and streaming live television.
"We are pleased to welcome Verizon FiOS as the new official residential internet provider of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and we look forward to showcasing the many benefits of FiOS Quantum at Raymond James Stadium throughout the upcoming season," said Buccaneers Co-Chairman Bryan Glazer.
During home games, starting with the Carolina Panthers game on Oct. 24, Verizon representatives will be set up in booths in the South end zone plaza and on the Club level at Raymond James Stadium, allowing fans to test-drive FiOS Quantum to see firsthand the difference that the all-fiber Internet service makes. Fans can get real-time updates on their fantasy football team, stream live television channels – including NFL Network – to their Tablet, laptop or smartphone, and perform speed tests to show the speed Verizon FiOS Quantum has to offer. The FiOS Quantum Internet service in the stadium booths will be powered by a 300/65 megabits per second connection spread over multiple interactive areas.
"We are thrilled to be the official Residential Internet provider of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Combining FiOS Quantum with the Bucs creates the perfect combination of speed, reliability and performance," said Jeanmarie Milla, Verizon's Florida-region president. "Experiencing the difference Quantum makes gives fans an entertaining and eye-opening way to enjoy the pregame period."
For the eighth consecutive year, Verizon FiOS customers rated their Internet service highly, with FiOS again receiving the PCMag.com annual Reader's Choice Award. Not only did FiOS Internet earn the highest overall satisfaction rating in the well-regarded magazine's annual survey of its readership, but it secured the highest ratings in many other key categories, including speed, reliability and satisfaction with tech support.
FiOS Quantum Internet service customers can choose to enjoy the Internet at speeds many times higher than the national average. Customers have the option of five speed tiers from which to choose, starting at 50/25 Mbps, to 300/65 and up to 500/100 Mbps¹, with all but the 500 Mbps service available in either a bundle or as a standalone service.
1 Speeds not available in all areas
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