Fiber Optic Internet

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What is Fiber Optic Technology?

Fiber optic technology has been hailed as the future of the Internet. While DSL and cable are still how most people get their Internet and TV services, fiber optic Internet is making its way to cities around the U.S. through fiber Internet providers like Verizon Fios and AT&T U-verse. While this advanced technology is not available everywhere, it will be soon, and if you happen to live in an area where there is an existing connection you can enjoy the fastest and most reliable Internet around.

To create a fiber optic network, these companies install strong cables with strands of thin optical fibers that transmit beams of light. These fibers, which are contained in a glass or plastic pipe, use the light to send information from point A to point B.

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Benefits of fiber optics

Fiber optic Internet providers are making their way across the U.S. and unlike the copper wires and cables that are currently used by cable companies, fiber optic companies use the lightweight technology of fiber. On top of being faster and more cost effective than cable, fiber Internet providers also have the following benefits:

  • Optical fibers are thinner, which means more fibers can be bundled together, allowing more phone lines to be carried over the same cable and more TV channel options
  • Cable its signal more often than fiber technology
  • Fiber networks are non-flammable because no electricity passes through the fiber cables
  • Fiber optics use digital signals so they are highly useful in computer networks
  • Fiber’s biggest benefit is that it offers faster speeds over longer distances

You can do more with a fiber optic network

When you have fiber Internet, you can do things faster, and on more devices without getting slowed down. With fiber optic technology, you can:

DSL vs. Fiber Internet

Advantages of fiber optics:

Your own dedicated connection: with fiber Internet you aren’t sharing your Internet connection with your neighbors.

Fiber Internet providers offer reliability and peace of mind. When there is a power outage, fiber Internet is less likely to go down and fiber Internet also offers more consistency throughout the day. With other cable providers, during peak hours, Internet speeds can vary. But with fiber optic networks, speeds stay more consistent.

While DSL is currently available in more places, fiber optic companies are expanding their reach. If your household has lots of people using different devices, fiber Internet is the way to go. Check the availability in your neighborhood and start getting faster Internet today.