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Photos: Verizon's Fios TV
The Verizon lab in Waltham, Mass., is one of two main facilities where engineers test and develop new technologies and services like TV. Originally the facility belonged to long-distance carrier GTE before it merged with Bell Atlantic in 2000 to create Verizon Communications.
Photos: The Fios Home Lab
Within the Waltham facility, Verizon has created a mock home where engineers and customers can test the usability of new technologies like Fios TV.
Photos: Fios set-top box
Many of the new features and services Verizon plans to introduce in the future will be enabled by upgrades to Fios TV set-top boxes.