Wednesday, August 12, 2009

How the Verizon FiOS Fiber Optic Network Works

How the Verizon FiOS Fiber Optic Network Works

The Verizon FiOS fiber optic network is one of a kind. Verizon is the first company to use an entirely fiber optic network for home TV service, Internet service and phone service. The FiOS fiber optic network is built on a backbone of fiber optic cables which are more reliable, faster, and can carry more data than traditionally used copper cable. Coaxial cables, which are what the cable companies and some satellite companies use to deliver their services, have been in use for almost one hundred years and have never been upgraded or improved. As a result cable TV service and Internet service are still slower than they should be based on the technology available today.

The fiber optic network that Verizon uses is not made up wires, so it is faster and more effective than a cable based network. Fiber optics sends data along the length of an optic fiber, a long strand of glass or plastic that is electromagnetically charged. Using optic fibers instead of cables means that there will be less data lost, and higher quality images will come through because the images travel with less degradation over the optic fibers. So if you want to watch TV in HD you will get a much clearer HD picture from a service that travels over optic fibers instead of cables because as the signal travels the length of the cable the signal weakens and the picture degrades.
Fiber optics is cutting edge communications technology at the moment but in the future it will become the standard delivery method of TV and Internet service. By building a strong fiber optic network from the ground up Verizon made it clear that they are committed to supporting technology as it develops. If you want great picture quality and super fast Internet service now and in the future you need to choose Verizon FiOS TV and Internet service.

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