Verizon FiOS Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh has long since been known as a tough place, and the people of the city are known to be just as tough.  They are also known as tough customers, being very hard to please for a very good reason: there are so many companies that cater to everyone from Ardmore to Zieglerville and back down to Camp Hill.  The people of Pittsburgh are picky when it comes to everything, especially their broadband providers.  The fact of the matter is that they have a lot to choose from when it comes to performance broadband, and there is a reason that everyone from Cochranville to Exton picks Verizon FiOS and its fiber optic power.

Why does fiber interest everyone from Findlay to Frazer to Brother Bob from Breinigsville?    The answer is clear: high performance.  The truth is that high performance broadband has a lot to offer, including performance that is second to none.  How fast is fiber?  Well, consider that cable and DSL networks both use fiber optics to all of their heavy lifting but use electricity and antiquated metal wires to bring signals to the homes of Hatfield and Hershey.  Why?  Because they are old networks that are not designed from the ground up to withstand the type of pressure that a purely fiber optic network would be capable of producing.

There are also options that are provided by the extra bandwidth a purely fiber optic network is capable of providing.  For example, HD offerings, 3D channels and future beyond-HD standards all require an incredible amount of bandwidth.  Other providers have a very limited amount of broadband bandwidth to allocated from Bryan Mawr to Lebanon, much less to major population centers like Pittsburgh.  What providers allocate to digital cable means sacrifice in the highly competitive broadband market.  With metal offering precious little comparative bandwidth to begin with, fiber optics have a major advantage that is not to be underestimated.

Verizon flexes its bandwidth advantage from Library and Line Lexington to Jamison and Kennet Square.  They continue to mount a full court press against the competition by leveraging their high speed advantage plus their digital media prowess with a digital telephone service that employs the latest in Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technologies.  It should come as no surprise that telecoms have long since used fiber optic technology to form the backbone of their networks.  The same is true for wiring from Gibsonia and Glen Mills to Lemoyne and London Grove.

The fusion of these technologies is what truly separates Verizon’s FiOS network from the rest of the competition in Linwood to Paoli and back down to Paxtonia.  Using broadband to manage a DVR from anywhere in the world is a great concept that the competition has certainly learned how to imitate, but the data-fueled apps that appear on screen along with amazing programming are soon to be intertwined in a way that will combine television viewing with the modern social media scene and perhaps give birth to an entirely new way to watch.   Mixing in clever caller ID related features that can be managed by a television remote allow for instant-on DVR functionality for calls you want to take and the ability to punt annoyances to the realm of voicemail.  It’s a truly Pittsburgh way to look at tackling entertainment and communications at the same time!