FiOS is Verizon's fiber-optic Internet service. Data is carried optically through cables fabricated from strands of glass, as opposed to telephone cables made of traditional copper, or braided coaxial cable. Verizon provides the fiber link all the way to the home where it terminates at the home's internal copper wiring. This last stretch is unusual because many Internet Service Providers that sell fiber provide the fiber only as far as the street or neighborhood. Consequently Verizon's FiOS is quick, and you shouldn't experience downloading problems. However, if you do, you can fix them.
Operate the Verizon Speed Optimizer tool on the computer that's experiencing download problems from Verizon.com. Download and install the tool and then follow the prompts. The tool optimizes the Internet settings -- like packet size -- on the computer so that the computer can take advantage of the speeds offered. The tool requires Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Click the Windows orb and click "Computer" and see how much free space you have. It will be indicated. If you're down to the last few gigabytes, go through your video files and delete files you don't want by right-clicking on them and clicking "Delete." Alternatively, archive files onto another drive by connecting an external hard drive to a USB port, and then following the prompts to install it. Right-click and click "cut" on the files you want to archive, and then right-click and click "Paste" to cut and paste files over to the new drive.
Check "Computer" again. Click "Add or Remove Programs" and click the programs you don't want. Then click the "Uninstall" button to delete software that you don't use on your computer if you still don't have much available space.
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