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Can I Get Verizon FiOS TV Where I Live?
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (March 31, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Man, aka Swanni, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV's Answer Man by sending an e-mail to

Q. My local cable operator doesn't have many HD channels. I've thought about satellite but I don't think I can get a dish installed where I live. So I am intrigued with the idea of getting Verizon but I'm not sure if it's even available where I live. How can I check that? -- Lucy, Chesapeake, Virginia.

Verizon's TV service, called FiOS, now has roughly five million subscribers in about 15 states, The telco had plans to expand to more states, but has put those efforts on hold due to the sluggish economy and other issues.

The best way to determine if Verizon is available in your area -- or any neighborhood in the U.S. -- is to go to
Verizon's FiOS TV web site and click the 'Check Availability' button.

Then, the on-screen prompt will ask you to type in your home address. The site will then tell you which Verizon services (TV, phone, Internet etc.) are available at your specific address. That's an important distinction because FiOS TV may be available in your general area but not at your home; the company may not have installed the necessary equipment to reach your home.

By the way, if you are interested in the other telco TV service, AT&T's U-Verse, click
here to see if it's available at your home.

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