Benefits of Fiber Optic Internet?
There are many advantages of having fiber optic internet.
Below, we explain many reasons why others make the switch.
Our fiber optic speed can be 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) upload/download. That's 10 to 20 times speedier than what most of us have now (25 to 100 Mbps). For a comparison of what your current speed can do compared to 1 Gbps, see the list below:
Time to download a 2-hour HD movie:
Speed: Is Your Internet Fast Enough?
How much data do you and your family use?
How much speed is needed in your household?
Does your current ISP have data caps? (WE DON'T!)
Do you do the following:
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Play/Stream Video Games
Use Smart Home Devices
Stream Videos Online (in 4K?)
Use Smartphones, Tablets, and/or PC's
Fiber optic internet speed 1 Gbps: ~ 40 seconds
Internet Speed of 100 Mbps: ~ 7 minutes
25 Mbps: ~ 30 minutes
10 Mbps: ~ 60 minutes
High-speed internet enhances every level of education from kindergarten through high school to college to graduate school. Advances in information and communications technology means that education is no longer confined to the classroom. New broadband-enabled educational tools allow for remote collaboration among fellow students on projects, videoconferences with teachers and real-time video exploration of faraway areas. The educational advantage possible with high-speed internet has become indispensable to students preparing to enter the 21st Century workforce. Those students with limited or no access in their formative elementary school years are falling behind. Computer skills must go beyond technical competency, to include higher-level skills such as critical thinking and problem solving as well as the creative use of technology. The earlier every student in America is connected to high-speed internet, the brighter our country’s future will be.
Telemedicine connects patients and healthcare providers using the internet. If patients don’t have high-speed internet in their homes, they won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of telemedicine. Rural Americans also tend to live further away from the nearest healthcare center compared to urban and suburban Americans, which makes them all the more dependent on telemedicine services. With access to broadband, these rural communities could use telemedicine to get the care they need without having to make a long trip to see their doctor in person.
4. Save Money (Cutting the Cord)
One of the best ways to save money using high-speed internet is by "cutting the cord." That's right, drop your cable/satellite service. It may sound like a drastic movie, but it's not, thanks to the many streaming video services that provide cost-effective alternatives to the cable companies. Given your current internet and TV setup, you could potentially save $100.00 or more a month by moving to the streaming alternative.
To help explain this process more, please check out our "Cutting the Cord" page.
5. Reliable and Consistent
In fiber optics, data is transferred through a beam of light and holds significant benefits over copper wires internet connectivity. Copper cables are susceptible to fire and extreme weather conditions that can affect the data transmission and connectivity. Copper cables are very thick and are inflexible while fiber cable has hair like thinness. The thinness of fiber cable optimizes the capacity of the data transformation. On the other hand, fiber optics cables are more reliable, light-weight, thinner and resistant to environmental hazards. It provides you the uptime and reliable internet service and you can enjoy constant data transmission across the globe.
6. Highly Secure
You get the most secure internet connection with fiber optic cables. Copper internet connections can get compromised pretty easily thus leading to the signal hacking whereas fiber cables are made up of glass and are unable to release electric or magnetic signals, so it is impossible to hack the data signals. The only way to compromise the fiber optic is by physically damaging the cable. In short, fiber optic provides a complete defense to your sensitive data from online threats like viruses, malware, and malicious contents.