THE FUTURE IS FIBER
BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTIC INTERNET
Fiber is Faster
In simple terms, fiber optic technology allows information to be coded and sent in a beam of light down a glass or plastic pipe.
Since light moves at 186,000 miles per second across the fibers, connections aren't bound by speed limitations.
Fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) is the fastest and most efficient method of providing greater bandwidth and higher speeds to homes, businesses, farms, and entire cities.
Connecting endpoints directly to fiber optic cable provides a more robust, reliable, and faster way of delivering internet.
|One strand of glass fiber is the size of a human hair and can provide multiple dwellings with broadband.|
|Having fiber internet can increase a home's value by up to 3%.|
|Fiber is impervious to electrical resistance caused by storms.|
|Fiber provides two-way transmission speeds - upload and download - of over a gigabit per second. (Compared to the average national speed of 12 megabits via traditional cable or DSL!)|
How Does it Work?
Fiber is Futureproof
As older technologies stretch the limits of their performance or speed, constant improvements in fiber optic technology and equipment can improve how much bandwidth is available - without having to deploy new networks.
Fiber Connects Communities
Smart Rural Communities are those in which more than 50% of their service areas have broadband speeds of 25mbps download/ 3 mbps upload or better.
- opportunities for online trainings, e-learning, and continued education
- growth of home-based businesses
- access to telehealth for all ages and abilities
- telecommuting for employees
- better work/life balance
- more opportunities for "aging in place"
Fiber Fosters Partnerships
Fiber deployment can be expensive and time-intense. Partnerships and collaborations - across industries - allow for creative broadband solutions, especially in rural areas where resources may be stretched thin.