Why do I need a set-top box?

A set-top box is what takes the signal coming to your house from VTel and changes it into a format that can be read by your TV, so VTelevision requires a set-top box. Additional video services from over-the-top providers such as Netflix, Hulu, Google, Amazon, etc. require separate hardware, but perform beautifully over a fiber connection alongside VTelevision. See Over the Top for more details.