So you have telephone service through Verizon and you have direct tv satellite service also through Verizon. Is that correct?
Verizon offers two internet services. High Speed Internet (or sometimes referred to as DSL) and FiOS. HSI/DSL is an internet service offered using copper telephone lines and FiOS is broadband service over fiber optic cables.
To get HSI, you need to be within a certain distance from the Verizon Central Office and to get FiOS, Verizon will have had to come through your area and place fiber optic cables.
To check if either HSI/DSL or FiOS is available, go to www.verizon.com. On the lower right hand side of the screen you will see a section that says "Verizon High Speed Internet" and a place to put in your telephone number.
Once putting in your number and clicking on GO, the site will check to see if HSI or FiOS is available to your home.
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Unfortunately, Larry's right on target. Just because there is a building with Verizon on it, there might not be the dslams installed to provide dsl, also known as Verizon High Speed Internet. It might be just an plain old telephone service.
It's simple economics. If you really live in a country area, there may not be enough potential subscribers to cover the cost of the equipment installation to provide service to you. Probably not what you want to hear. Sorry.
05-03-2009 08:32 PM - edited 05-03-2009 08:44 PM