What is FiOS?

Leveraging first-rate broadband technology, FiOS® Internet by Frontier® offers reliable, blazing-fast speeds at a tremendous value. FiOS is delivered through a dedicated, 100% fiber-optic connection to your home and is capable of supporting multiple users at a time. With incredible, Gamer-Certified speeds as fast as 150 Mbps, you can stream movies, play games, video chat, share photos, and more—all at once.


  • What is FiOS?
  • What can FiOS do for me?
  • Why is FiOS better?

What is FiOS?

What is Fiber-Optic Internet?

Fiber-optic Internet is composed of thousands of tiny strands of glass that can deliver packets of information almost as fast as the speed of light. Fiber-optic Internet service is delivered through a dedicated connection to your home and is capable of supporting multiple users streaming, gaming, and chatting online at the same time.

What does the word FiOS actually mean?

FiOS, an abbreviation for Fiber Optic System, is a Fiber to the Home (FTTH) service. Through this innovative technology, Frontier uses a dedicated 100% fiber-optic connection that transmits data directly to your home. You get continuous connectivity with virtually no interruptions or downtime—even during peak usage periods.

Will I need special equipment for FiOS?

Yes, special equipment is required for your fiber-optic network connection to deliver Premium TV, Internet, and Digital Phone services directly to your home. Based on the package you select, Frontier will provide and install the equipment.

What can FiOS Internet do for me?

What can FiOS Internet do for families?

With the ability to support multiple users at a time, FiOS from Frontier is ideal for families. You can stream movies, share photos, download music, and more while your kids play games online in another room. Plus, with the convenience of Whole Home HD DVR, everyone can watch their favorite shows without hassle. Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and other quality family programming is at your fingertips, as well as the ability to exercise parental controls. With FiOS, everyone in your home can enjoy lightning-fast connectivity on smartphones, laptops, tablets, and other devices.

What can FiOS Internet do for students?

Students need fast, reliable Internet for round-the-clock studying as well as quality downtime with roommates and friends. With FiOS from Frontier, they can upload and download files in seconds, stream their favorite music and HD movies, and enjoy gaming online with no lag time. FiOS Internet supports multiple users simultaneously, so students get all the bandwidth they need for study and play.

What can FiOS Internet do for sports fans?

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll enjoy every exciting moment of the big game with FiOS by Frontier. FiOS Internet has transformed the sports viewing experience, delivering exceptional quality and unmatched clarity that you won’t get with conventional cable. Plus, with Whole Home HD DVR, you won’t miss a minute of the action—in fact, you can watch several games at the same time.

What can FiOS Internet do for gamers?

With Gamer-Certified speeds up to 150 Mbps for both uploading and downloading, FiOS Internet delivers the ultimate gaming experience. Gamers can’t afford to let buffering or lagging hold them back when winning or losing is on the line. Plus, a wireless router is included, so you can game from any room in the house.

Why is FiOS better?

How is FiOS different from cable?

Because cable providers do not connect directly to your home with a dedicated line, fiber-optic cable offers superior performance and reliability. With cable, coaxial lines are routed to central hubs where the signal splits and is shared by multiple homes throughout the neighborhood. Therefore, data transfer can lag, depending on the number of users connected to the network at any given time. Since fiber-optic cable uses a direct, dedicated connection to your home, your speeds aren’t affected by your neighbors’ usage. Fiber-optic cable ensures you have a private, unshared connection at all times.

Is FiOS more reliable?

Yes. FiOS is more reliable because it’s delivered directly to your home via fiber-optic cable. With cable Internet, coaxial cables have less bandwidth capacity and are susceptible to inclement weather. Rain, snow and wind can cause severe slowdown, weakening signals and rendering the connection unreliable at times. Plus, during cold or stormy weather, people tend to stay inside, competing for bandwidth which can slow shared cable speeds.


What is FiOS TV?

What is FiOS TV?

FiOS TV offers crystal-clear, high-definition picture quality and sound. With 385 digital channels and thousands of On Demand shows to choose from, you’ll have access to unlimited entertainment options. Our premium service offerings include HBO®, Showtime®, and Whole Home HD DVR, so you can watch TV everywhere there is an Internet connection.

With FiOS TV, you get fiber-optic strength via a direct, dedicated line to your home, providing the most vivid entertainment experience. Ordinary cable with shared lines simply doesn’t compare to the superior picture quality and sound with FiOS TV.



How FiOS Speeds Differ from Cable

Unlike coaxial cables, fiber-optic lines consist of super thin strands of glass that transfer information quickly and efficiently—similar to the speed at which light travels. Old-fashioned cable simply can’t compare with the blazing speeds and bandwidth FiOS generates.

FiOS by Frontier operates seamlessly through the power of fiber-optic cable. These super thin, hair-like strands of glass transmit digital information over distances. Fiber-optic Internet allows data to travel quickly and more efficiently than standard coaxial cable. With FiOS, high-capacity Internet, high-definition TV, and crystal-clear phone signals are powered straight to your home.



How is Frontier FiOS Different?

With FiOS by Frontier Communications, you get symmetrical upload and download speed, and enough bandwidth for all your Internet activity, including smart home devices. There is something for everyone with FiOS service by Frontier Communications. You get better picture quality, and access to over 385 all digital channels with an extensive Video On Demand library Of Over 150,000 titles every month.