Photos: Verizon's Fios TV

Photos: Verizon's Fios TV

Summary: The company is developing interactive features for its IP TV service, which uses a fiber optic network to deliver programming to customers.

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  • Photos: Fios ONT

    The optical network terminal, or ONT, is installed on the outside of the house. The yellow cord is the fiber that carries all the voice, video and data traffic in and out of the home. The terminal also accommodates up to four telephone lines and an Ethernet port.

  • Photos: Verizon OLT

    The optical line terminal, or OLT, sits in a regional office in Verizon's network. It uses a technology call passive optical networking or PON to split the optical signal so bandwidth can be shared among users. Each card in the chassis services 32 households.

  • Photos: Fios network

    Alexander Laparidis, a director at Verizon Labs, explains the network architecture behind the Fios TV service.

Topics: Fiber, Networking, Verizon

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