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I have subscribed to DirecTV for several years now and am currently using an HR10-250 and an R10 with a self-installed AT9 5 LNB dish. This gives me great flexibility with a total of 4 independent tuners. I'm considering Fiber Optic Television.


All TV signals originate from various satellites in the geostationary orbit and are downlinked to cable companies and other service providers for redistribution to their customers. In the case of cable companies they have an "antenna farm" full of many satellite dishes to receive the multitude of program networks.


Specific question: I live in Plano, Texas where Verizon is a big FIOS service provider. Do they have their own "antenna farm" for downlinking TV signals or do they obtain signals from another source? I would think not from local cable TWC because they are a competitor. But somewhere in the chain there has to be a satellite downlink they use. Where is it?


Anyone with knowledge? Thanks in advance.
 

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Do they have their own "antenna farm" for downlinking TV signals...

Yes.
 

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Temple Terrace Florida and Bloomington Illinois.


Verizon refers to them as Super Head Ends.


Temple Terrace is SHE-1


Bloomington is SHE-2


Either head is can supply the programming to any of the FIOS systems around the USA - thus if one goes down the other immediately takes over - giving it a redudancy not found in cable.


Check here for some pictures:

http://www.sptimes.com/2005/12/06/Bu...s_TV_ser.shtml
 

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Wonder if those phone numbers in the photos are still valid
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