FIOS doesn't use modems.
Are you getting Internet only or TV service as well?
If TV service, then but a FIOS rotuer.
You can either buy the basic or the more advanced router.
Go here and you can buy it.
Or if you want the new fios quantum gateway go to
>move mouse to "my verizon"
>under my services click on "renew or change bundle"
>in the left clcik on wireless routers
>and buy for $200.
You didn't answer the question about whether you're getting FIOS-TV or not.
If you don't have FIOS-TV, you can request an ethernet handoff from the ONT and use any router you wish.
If you have FIOS-TV, you need the Actiontec or Quantum router to provide guide data and VOD to your STBs.
Then as stated, you need to use FIOS router.
Your choice to rent or buy.
And which model you want.
So "FiOS Quantum Gateway" is just a wireless router? I thought it was a modem/wireless router all in 1 device?
What alternative devices can I buy to use?
As previously mentioned, FiOS does not use modems. The devices Verizon provides are routers, plain and simple. What may confuse you is in addition to Ethernet and WiFi ports, they have MoCA ports. MoCA runs over coax and is used for the ONT to router WAN connection AND router to STB LAN connections. Google "MoCA" for more info.
If you don't have TV you don't need the MoCA LAN for the STBs. Thus, you can use any router you want by getting the ONT configured for Ethernet WAN; all it takes is a brief call/chat to Verizon. Note that Verizon provides absolutely no support for systems with non-Verizon routers in them.
If you'd like to read about ways to setup home networks with various routers, click here:
The best place to purchase a new Actiontec rev I is here: