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What is the difference between FiOS-TV and Cable/Satellite?

Category:FiosTV FAQ

There are two rather large differences.

The first is, your channels are sent over the fiber optic network, to your home, which results in no degradation of the signal. You get pristine picture quality, unlike satellite which has comparable picture quality, but will not blackout during heavy weather.

The second big difference is, the channels you receive are sent on as a needed basis. This allows Verizon to squeeze out more bandwidth so they do not have to compress the picture stream as much as cable and satellite does. This results in far fewer compression artifacts that sometimes are present in a digital signal.

Written by FiosFAQ
Last updated on 09.01.06

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