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Wireless Connectivity needed for FIOS TV?

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kswags
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Wireless Connectivity needed for FIOS TV?

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Having a debate with a co-worker.  I said the FIOS TV controllers "needed" or are controlled by the wireless router Verizon uses (currently an Adaptec).

 

He says no you don't need that connectivity and the programming is controlled over the coax.

 

Can I get a definitive anwser?  Explaining exactly what part the router actually plays in the whole spectrum for viewing.

 

Thanks! 

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The Verizon Provided Router (Actiontec or Westell) is needed in order to use Video on Demand and to access the Channel Guide.  The Verizon provided Router has a Coax connection which will connects the set top boxes together and then provide them Internet access in order to receive VOD and channel Guide.  Recently they added the ability for a DVR with home media service to access Internet Videos, Twitter, Facebook and Fantasy Football.  The wireless piece of the router is provided for wireless devices such as laptops, PDAs, etc. and is not used by the TV service.

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jumpin68ny
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The Verizon Provided Router (Actiontec or Westell) is needed in order to use Video on Demand and to access the Channel Guide.  The Verizon provided Router has a Coax connection which will connects the set top boxes together and then provide them Internet access in order to receive VOD and channel Guide.  Recently they added the ability for a DVR with home media service to access Internet Videos, Twitter, Facebook and Fantasy Football.  The wireless piece of the router is provided for wireless devices such as laptops, PDAs, etc. and is not used by the TV service.

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