Can You Use a Coax Cable for Verizon?

by Maya Austen

Verizon's fiber optic services (FiOS) delivers phone, Internet and cable TV service to the homes of its subscriber via a fiber optic cable network. The benefit of using fiber optic cables to deliver cable service, as opposed to coaxial cables, is the faster connection speeds provided by fiber optic cables.


While FiOS is delivered to the homes of Verizon FiOS subscribers using 100 percent fiber optic cables all the way to the subscriber's house, inside the home FiOS is installed using the home's existing coaxial cable wiring. Therefore, you can use coaxial cables with Verizon FiOS service.


The purpose of using coaxial cables, as opposed to fiber optic cables, in the home when installing Verizon FiOS is to make the installing process easy and convenient. Many homes are already wired for cable TV or Internet service via coaxial cable connections.


Use 75 Ohm coaxial cables when hooking up Verizon FiOS equipment in your home whenever the use of a coaxial cable is required.

About the Author

Maya Austen began freelance writing in 2009. She has written for many online publications on a wide variety of topics ranging from physical fitness to amateur astronomy. She's also an author and e-book publisher. Austen has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the New England Institute of Art and currently lives in Boston, Mass.

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