Can I use my own router with FIOS?

Episode 1545 (34:36)

Chip from Cherry Hill, NJ
Netgear Nighthawk router

Chip needs a router compatible with Verizon FIOS. He's about to get his rate raised and wants to dump his modem/router to save money. The chatroom says he'll only need to use the Verizon hardware if he is also subscribing to the TV service. So he can request a FIOS modem only, and then use his own router. Any router will work if he's just using data.