First of all, what is fiber optic internet?
The cliché answer would just be - “it’s the future!”. But that’s not really our thing. Fiber optic internet is simply a better, more advanced way to transmit digital information to and from today’s devices. Instead of using old school copper wiring to transmit electrical signals, fiber optic service transmits data through light carried on strands of glass fibers.
Why is fiber optic internet better?
The upgraded technology allows data to be transferred much faster and more reliably than traditional methods. It also allows for symmetrical service speeds, which means that your upload and download speeds are the same.
When you say faster, how much faster is it?
Fiber optic internet has the capacity to be about 20 times faster than traditional cable internet, and 80 times faster than DSL service. The current top speed for fiber optic service is 10 Gigabits per second – (that’s gig with a g) while most cable providers fall between 100 and 300 Megabits per second for residential service. To convert, 1 Gb = 1000 Mb.
Why do symmetrical speeds matter?
Most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) focus on your download speed – or how quickly data is delivered to you. But, for anyone working from home video conferencing or any gamer who has lost due to lag, your upload speed – or how quickly data is sent from your devices – makes a big difference also. Fiber Optic internet matches those speeds, so if you get 10 Gbps of download speed, you’ll get 10 Gbps of upload speed as well to maximize bandwidth and eliminate lag time.
How is fiber optic internet installed in my home?
Much like traditional cable internet service, a line is run from the connection at the street level into your home. With Wire 3, your line is then connected to your FREE, optimized Wi-Fi equipment to get you back online and streaming at unmatched speeds.