Monday, February 1, 2010

Verizon FiOS is the First Fiber Optic Network

Using fiber optics for residential services like TV and Internet is still very new, and Verizon FiOS is the first entirely fiber optic network to be used by any company to deliver digital TV, high speed Internet, and digital quality home phone service to consumers.

Building the fiber optic network was a long and costly process, but Verizon FiOS realized that investing in building a strong fiber optic network from the ground up would put them on the cutting edge of TV and Internet service. Most cable companies are still using outdated networks made up of primarily copper cables.

These cables aren’t built to handle the data load that makes up the signal of today’s high quality HD TV programming. They also struggle to handle large downloads and chunks of information from the Web, meaning that multi-media content online is often degraded and either streams slowly or doesn’t look and sound as good as it should.

Using fiber optics allows more data to be sent at faster speeds to your TV receiver and Internet modem. The more data that comes through, the better the quality of the picture on your TV will be because that extra data will help enhance the picture and sound quality.

Fiber optic cables are like firehoses when it comes to delivering information and copper cables are like garden hoses. The first coaxial cable, the kind of cable that cable companies use, was introduced in 1940. Coaxial cable hasn’t really changed much in all those years, and experts predict that coaxial cables will soon be too outdated to handle most of today’s modern media.

Many people would prefer to get their TV service and Internet through a modern, updated firehose instead of an outdated, antiquated garden hose. With Verizon FiOS TV you get the ultra high quality that only a fiber optic network can provide at around the same cost, or sometimes an even lower cost, than most cable or satellite companies.

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Friday, October 23, 2009

How the Verizon FiOS Network Works

The Verizon FiOS fiber optic network is unique for sure and one of a kind. Verizon FiOS uses 100% fiber optic network for home TV service, Internet service and phone service. All digital - all the time.

The FiOS fiber optic network is built with fiber optic cables which are more reliable, faster, and can carry more data than traditionally copper cable. Many cable companies still use copper. FiOS is prime for speed and reliability.

Many consumers praise Verizon FiOS for having fantastic quality picture and sound and rave about the fiber optic network Verizon FiOS built has been ground breaking in the TV industry and innovation. Fiber optic technology gives unbelievable picture and sound with its huge pipe of data transfer. If you have already discovered the power of FIOS internet, you are going to love Verizon FiOS TV.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Savvy Shoppers Choose Verizon FiOS for Value and Reliability

Smart customers are discovering that Verizon FiOS can save them money without sacrificing quality. People all over the country are choosing to spend less so they can save more. The economy is still uncertain and many people want to find ways to live on less.

One way that a lot of people are cutting back is by getting rid of their Internet and TV services. But savvy shoppers know that you don’t have to sacrifice things like high speed Internet or digital TV. The secret to saving money and not giving up high quality high speed Internet service and digital TV service is to choose a service like Verizon FiOS.

Verizon FiOS offers customers several different money saving bundles like the Triple Play that gives customers special pricing on digital TV, Internet and home phone service. You get the convenience of only having one bill to pay and you save money.

When it comes to saving money it’s essential that you think about the big picture. Getting rid of your digital TV and high speed Internet service will make it more expensive for you to find great entertainment. Movie tickets and concert tickets are becoming more and more expensive, but when you invest in a high quality digital TV service like Verizon FiOS you can watch all the great TV and movies that you want for a low monthly fee.

In the long run that saves you a lot of money. When you combine services with Verizon FiOS you will save even more money and give yourself more entertainment options. Verizon also offers other incentives to customers to make the jump to the FiOS fiber optic network, including a free Net book for new customers. Net books are a great way to surf the Net, check email, and do other quick Internet tasks on the go.

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Verizon FiOS and its Fiber Optics

Fiber optics (optical fibers) are thin and long strands of pure glass with a very thin diameter - that such of a human hair. They are arranged or goruped in bundles called optical cables and used to transmit light signals over a long distance.

A single optical fiber has the following parts: the core, the cladding and the buffer coating. The core is a thin glass center of fiber where the light transcends. The cladding is the outer optical material surrounding the core that reflects the light back into the core. And finally the buffer coating is a plastic coating that protects the fiber from damage and moisture.

Thousands of these optical fibers are grouped and arranged in bundles in optical cables. The bundles are protected by the cable's outer covering, called a jacket. Some optical fibers can be made from plastic and these fibers have a large core and can transmit visible red light.

This is a basic understanding of the elements that make up Verizon FiOS fiber optic network. The glass core is what promotes lightning fast speed and is why FiOS is spending millions of dollars in developing this great network.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Verizon Fios - Betting on the Future!

There is much discussion today about whether Verizon FiOS' $23 billion investment in the fiber-optic network is worth it. They have rolled out a Triple Play to compete with cable and only time will tell whether this is the network of the future.

As time continues and things get rolled out, there will be two flavors of broadband and TV providers – cable and fiber to residential homes. Verizon FiOS' network is much speedier and more reliable but the real test is customer service and delivering great bandwidth.

Comcast is playing a hurry-up game and increasing their speeds, but Verizon FiOS can flip a switch and let more bandwidth flow into my house. If you were to bet on who is going to own this marketplace in the future, well, Verizon FiOS has my vote and their huge investment in their network is proof

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Verizon FiOS Brings Blazing Fiber Optics Straight to Your Home

Fiber optic connections are extremely good. The data signals are transmitted as pulses of light over fine strands of glass fiber. The signal that reaches your computer with Verizon FiOS is incredibly clear and arrives incredibly fast.

Basically, consumer High Speed Internet access does not get better than fiber-optic. Verizon FiOS takes advantage of this new technology to bring that fiber-optic quality all the way to your computer.

But speed is not the only thing you look for when connecting to the Internet. One also wants a reliable and stable connection. You’ll be amazed how stable your connection is with Verizon FiOS.

Fios may bring you the most stable Internet connection because the signal travels exclusively over fiber-optic connections.

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