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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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Verizon FiOS TV Customers Get Six New HD Channels

Verizon FiOS and Entertainment Studios - which is the largest independent producer and distributor of first-run syndicated television programming of broadcast television stations announced earlier this week that 6 new HD channels will be added to the regular channel lineup. Verizon FiOS TV service is delivered over the nation's most advanced fiber-optic network directly to customers' homes and businesses.

The six new channels are
  • Comedy.TV
  • Recipe.TV
  • ES.TV
  • MyDestination.TV
  • Cars.TV
  • Pets.TV

and will be circulating in FiOS TV land markets this week. These additional channels help Entertainment Studios to continue the commitment to offer FiOS TV customers the best in HD programming.

These six new channels join the lineup of 100 HD channels already offered by Verizon FiOS TV. FiOS TV offers an innovative Interactive Media Guide that provides next-generation, personalized interactive services, including widgets, news, fantasy football applications, casual games, and many other features.

Verizon FiOS TV is currently available to more than 9.7 million homes in 14 states.

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Verizon FiOS TV Will Provide all Subscribers Free HBO For Inauguration

Verizon FiOS TV will provide all of its subscribers free HBO for the live broadcast of the Inauguration in Washington, D.C. All Verizon FiOS TV subscribers will be able to see the special event on HBO.

This is a great gesture and very admirable of FiOS and many people will enjoy this event from their living room next week. A whopping 1.6 million customers already subscribe to the Verizon FiOS TV service.

Verizon FIOS TV
The celebration will be from the Lincoln Memorial. The FiOS TV fiber optic technology gives unbelievable picture and sound.

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Verizon FiOS TV Is Becoming Interactive!

Verizon FiOS TV is exploding across the TV airways with its fiber-based TV service. New tools will allow FiOS TV customers to utilize internet widgets to access their FaceBook or YouTube accounts.

This will allow users to download endless YouTube videos and access their community within FaceBook. This functionality should be rolled out sometime in October.

By using an open standard widget, FiOS customers will now have the option to access news, traffic, weather and FaceBook applications. Verizon FiOS may also be beta testing utilizing cell-phones as a remote control - initially for a small number of approved cell phones.

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