What is Fios
What is FiOS?
FiOS is a fiber to the premises (FTTP) telecommunications service offered in the United States by Verizon. According to Verizon’s Trademark, FiOS is a Gaelic word for “knowledge”. Also, FiOS is an abbreviation of Fiber Optic Service. Verizon has attracted consumer and media attention in the area of broadband Internet access, as the first major U.S. carrier to offer such a service. Verizon has also launched a television service FiOS TV with its fiber optic lines, and is expected to become a major competition of local cable television companies over the next 10 years. It will compete with current Triple Play offers, where the local cable company offers broadband Internet access, digital cable, and VoIP telephone service.
FiOS started as a pilot program in Keller, Texas, but availability of the Internet service has expanded to Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida, California, Oregon, and Washington. The FiOS TV service has launched in some of these states and will continue to expand its reach over the coming months.