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DIRECTV vs. Verizon Fios?

Satellite TV just doesn’t compare to the fiber optics of Fios.

Can I get Fios?

DIRECTV vs. Verizon Fios?

Satellite TV just doesn’t compare to the fiber optics of Fios.

Can I get Fios?

A better way to enjoy TV—with clarity and reliability that leaves DIRECTV in the dust.

Don’t be taken in by the claims of other TV providers. The truth is, all networks are not created equal. When choosing between the fiber-optic network of Fios and satellite TV, the differences are clear:

TV #1 in customer ratings for HD picture quality*
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TV #1 in customer ratings for signal quality*
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100% fiber-optic network much less susceptible to inclement weather
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Only one provider for TV, internet and phone services**
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Max number of available channels 425+ 215+
Languages of available international programming 25 8
Worry-Free Guarantee

No early termination fees apply if you cancel within your first 30 days.

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* 2016 American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) for Subscription TV Service.

** DIRECTV partners with local third parties to provide internet, phone services.

† You have 30 days to see if Verizon is right for you. No early termination fees apply if you cancel within your first 30 days of service.

The Fios difference.

When comparing Verizon Fios to DIRECTV, let’s look at the facts:

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The latest technology.

Satellite companies must compress their video content, which affects picture quality. Fios is backed by a 100% fiber-optic network to the home, offering the fastest possible connections, 99.9% network reliability and incredible HD picture quality.

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Bundles and packages choices.

Fios provides America's fastest internet*, TV and home phone services directly to you. DIRECTV must partner with local third parties for internet and phone services, which can mean more hassles for you.

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The best of TV. Your way.

With Fios Custom TV, you can pick the plan you want based on the types of channels you watch; your personal viewing preferences; and add-on packs such as Sports, Family and Movies.

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Awards are good.

Awards from our customers are better.

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“Highest Residential Internet Service Satisfaction in the East, Four Years in a Row”^

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In a customer satisfaction study, Fios TV customers rate their service higher in picture quality, higher in reliability and report fewer outage and service issues than cable and satellite customers rate their own.

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Fios is more likely than Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox, Charter, Bright House to be recommended by customers to friends and family.*

^ Source: Verizon received the highest numerical score among 6 companies in the East in the J.D. Power 2013-2016 U.S. Residential Internet Service Provider Satisfaction Study. 2016 study based on 24,203 total responses, measuring the opinions of customers with their internet service provider, surveyed November 2015- July 2016. Your experiences may vary. Visit

‡ 451 Research, LLC. Based on Sep/Dec 2015 Leading Indicator TV survey of “Very Satisfied” ratings among a panel of educated consumers. For more go to

* Reprinted from with permission. ©2016 Ziff Davis, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Based on’s Readers Choice Survey customer ratings of ISP performance.

Fios is not cable. We’re wired differently.

Verizon offers a better way of enjoying TV, providing custom plans and premium content that you can take with you wherever you go through the Fios Mobile App.*

With Fios, you get all the power, performance and reliability of a 100% fiber-optic network straight to your home. DIRECTV doesn’t match that.

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*Verizon Fios TV subscription required and only available on select devices. Subscription to premium movie channels or highest-tiered TV package required to access certain channels. NFL Network and NFL Redzone streaming only available on tablets. FiOS On Demand service usage and content availability restrictions apply. Wireless data charges may apply.

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