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Term: FiOS [Fiber Optic Service]
FiOS is a Fiber Optic Service originally deployed by Verizon Communications.
FiOS is similar to DSL and cable in that it is a digital service connection over which multiple services can be provided, including internet, telephone, and television.
FiOS differs from DSL and cable in that it uses a fiber-optic connection to the home or nearby distribution point. As a result, the data speeds available via FiOS are typically significantly faster than comparable services using other technologies.
FiOS availability is limited, and further deployment appears to be stalled at this time.« Back to Glossary Index