Technology Makeover Show, 'My Home 2.0,' to Shoot on Location in Fort Wayne Area

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - An innovative television series sponsored by Verizon, "My Home 2.0," will transform two ordinary Fort Wayne families' homes into technology wonderlands.

"My Home 2.0" is a reality-based program that shows families how they can realize the full potential of technology to improve their lives.  Each show gives a technology-needy family a complete high-tech makeover, upgrading their home with the latest networking, home entertainment and gaming technology and products available - including Verizon's cutting-edge FiOS services.

The Royer and Porter families, both from Fort Wayne, each will be featured in upcoming episodes of the series.  Filming begins on Sept. 8 at the families' homes and wraps up with communitywide block parties on Sept. 13 and 14 as each of the family's home-technology makeovers is unveiled.

"This project is a great opportunity to show how technology can enhance people's lives," said Karl Gneiting, Verizon's director of marketing for Verizon's Central region. "Verizon's all-fiber network and FiOS services make great technology work even better.  It's one thing to talk about superior TV-picture quality and super-fast Internet service, but it's another thing to actually experience them when you're connected to the best network available."

Verizon delivers FiOS Internet and TV services over the company's all-digital, fiber-optic-powered network straight to consumers' homes.

FiOS TV is currently available to more than 120,000 households in Allen County, including portions of Fort Wayne, Huntertown and New Haven. 

Taking its cues from popular shows such as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Mythbusters," "My Home 2.0" brings the world of high tech into the homes of regular families.  Segments will feature an energetic trio of technology gurus dispatched to analyze each family's particular situation, solve problems and set about transforming their lives through technology.

This is the second season for "My Home 2.0."  FiOS TV customers can watch past episodes of the show on Verizon's Video-On-Demand service.  Information about My Home 2.0, the technology gurus and the Fort Wayne families involved can be found at www.2pointhome.com

The episodes featuring the Royers and the Porters are tentatively scheduled to air some time this fall on a local Fort Wayne television station.

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