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Old 05-20-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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A follow-up on my previous inquiry (still trying to find a palatable solution for high-speed internet to replace my wimpy -- tho NOT dial-up! -- internet service currently with Verizon):

I currently have DirecTV.
I am wondering whether if I get Verizon fios for internet/phone, does that complicate the wiring? Will fios wiring do anything to my DirecTV service?

I'll call DirecTV on Monday to see what they say.

There's a whole bunch of opinions on the web that Verizon cuts the old wires when they hook you up to their fios wires, so that makes me wonder about "collateral damage"!

(Despite price increases all the time for DirecTTV, I don't want to switch to Verizon fios for TV because there are stations they don't carry. But I still do want to get a higher-speed internet so I can stream video without so much buffering.)

I also find it strange that among Verizon's offerings is a package w/DirecTV.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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I didn't even know you can get directtv and Verizon fios at the same time.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Aldie, VA
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No getting FiOS will not do anything with your DirecTV. FiOS would change your home phone service (if you have it) from the copper to the fiber (if you aren't already set up this way). The big difference is that in a power outage, the copper phone line will always work, as a non-cordless phone gets power from the line. With fiber, they install a battery backup that will power the phone line for like 8hrs.

Your direcTV comes from the dish over coax, and runs through a multiswitch, and runs coax to all your tv locations. You FiOS internet will just connect to a wireless router, most likely it will be where your FiOS comes into the house, and you would connect over wifi, or wired if you have CAT-5/6 installed in your house.

They offer the DirecTV/Verizon package cause not everyone can get FiOS, so they don't want to miss out on customers.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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It depends where you live, FIOS isn't available everywhere (and won't be as they aren't adding more areas).
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:27 PM
 
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Flamingo: My neighborhood's wired for Fios -- many in the large subdivision have it, so that's not a problem.

I just don't want to have it affect my DirecTV service
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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Flamingo: My neighborhood's wired for Fios -- many in the large subdivision have it, so that's not a problem.

I just don't want to have it affect my DirecTV service
Lucky you to have it wired. I'm pretty sure you can get both, good luck.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:41 PM
 
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Flamingo: My neighborhood's wired for Fios -- many in the large subdivision have it, so that's not a problem.

I just don't want to have it affect my DirecTV service
Our neighborhood is wired for FiOS, however there was a franchising agreement issue with the section of town I live in, and the service cannot be permitted unless someone signs an agreement.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Fairfax, VA
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We have Fios internet/phone and DirecTV. No issues. Our entire community (built 2007) was wired for Fios. We have coax splitter in our garage, I think it takes 2 inputs and gives 4 outputs. We have a total of 4 cable points in the house and each one is connected to splitter outputs internally.

When we installed DirecTV the Fios technician had connected a 1x2 coax splitter to our 2x4 splitter. This way all rooms in the house have Fios connectivity. The DirecTV technician removed that 1x2 splitter and connected Fios input to one of the inputs of 2x4 splitter and DirecTV to another input. Now two rooms we have Fios connectivity and 2 rooms we have DirecTV connectivity and all works fine. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-22-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Arlington, VA
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I have directv and fios for phone/internet. Everything works fine and there was nothing special about installation. If directv keeps increasing prices every year though, it won't be long before I go with some other setup.
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Old 05-23-2012, 05:05 AM
 
Location: Manassas, VA
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We had FIOS Internet and Dish Network for several years before we just switched over to FIOS for everything. It didn't affect our service at all.
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