Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Superior Speed & Reliability of Fiber-to-the-Home Internet

Whether you use your home internet for work or play, speed and reliability is extremely important. If you work from home and want your internet to perform as well as it does at the office, then consider fiber-to-the-home internet. If you require a speedy data connection to satisfy your addiction to streaming movies, TV shows, or playing web-based video games, then consider fiber-to-the-home internet. But what is fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) internet? FTTH or Mid Century Fiber is the delivery of a communications signal over fiber optics to a home or business. This fiber will replace the existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires and coaxial cable. Fiber-to-the-home is a relatively new and fast growing method of providing higher bandwidth to consumers and businesses, which enables more robust Internet, telephone, and television services.

Fiber optic internet sends data faster than basic cable internet. It’s delivered on a dedicated line, which facilitates more consistent speed than cable which is often on a shared line. Fiber optic internet is also more reliable. It is immune to many of the conditions that cable internet is susceptible to (source).

  • Because fiber optic line is made of glass, there is no electricity involved. This protects it against interference from nearby power lines or high voltage electrical equipment. This also helps reduce the risk of fire.
  • The private network installed to your home makes fiber optic internet harder to hack.
  • Fiber can withstand more temperature fluctuations than cable and can also be submerged in water.

The fact that FTTH is able to withstand more environmental stresses than cable internet, and the fact that it is delivered to you via a dedicated fiber optic line, you will notice a big difference in your home internet usage. You will experience faster speeds and your connection won’t cut out the way you might often experience with cable internet. As always, time is money - especially in today’s modern, high-speed world. FTTH internet will allow you to work faster and more reliably from home, and will also free you from the frustration you might experience when you’re streaming a movie or playing a video game and it stops every so often to buffer.

FTTH is the fastest internet option available; it is not shared and provides far greater speeds to enhance your experience. If you use the internet in any way and have the opportunity to sign up for fiber, you absolutely should! You will not be disappointed. We know you’ll be pleased with Mid Century Fiber!