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DIRECTV vs. Verizon Fios?

Satellite TV just doesn’t compare to the 100% fiber-optic network of Fios.

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DIRECTV vs. Verizon Fios?

Satellite TV just doesn’t compare to the 100% fiber-optic network of Fios.

Get Fios
 
  

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

Fios TV offers 100% digital quality on every channel and is more reliable than cable and satellite in any weather. When choosing between the fiber-optic network of Fios and satellite TV, the differences are clear:

DIRECT TV vs Fios
 
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DIRECTV
More reliable and less susceptible to inclement weather due to 100% fiber-optic network
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Only one provider for TV, internet and phone services*
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Max number of available channels 635+ 330+**
Languages of available international programming 25 8***

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

** As advertised on https://www.directv.com/ as of May 2018.

*** As advertised on https://www.att.com/directv/international.html as of May 2018.

The Fios difference.

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

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100% fiber-optic network

Fios TV and Internet are transmitted by fiber-optic light bursts to the home rather than electrical signals. Light bursts travel great distances, with more speed and less signal interference, so you enjoy fast Internet speeds and unbeatable TV picture.

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Bundles and packages choices

Fios provides the fastest internet speeds available, TV and home phone services directly to you. DIRECT TV must partner with local third parties for internet and phone services, which can mean more hassles for you. Details

 
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The best of TV. Your way.

Why pay for channels you never watch? With Fios Custom TV, pick from 7 different genre focused TV packages and get the one that works best for you.

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How Fios stacks up

See how Fios ranks across the board against cable TV providers. A 100% fiber-optic network truly changes everything.

JD Power Verizon Award

Fios Internet ranked #1 five years in a row, and this year we added TV.

"Highest Ranked by Customers, Residential Internet and TV Service Satisfaction in the East."
- J.D. Power

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