You will have no doubt seen at least a couple of the seemingly endlessly repeated commercials advertising the supreme benefits of switching broadband providers and upgrading to fiber optic internet. But what does fiber internet actually mean? What are the key advantages?
If you want to know, then you have definitely clicked on the right article, so continue reading to find out about all the important advantages of upgrading.
Identical Upload And Download Speed
There are basically three different types of fiber optic internet: FTTC, FTTN, and FFTH (or FTTP).
FTTC (Fiber to the Curb) is the type of connection that allows the internet to be distributed to every house on your block and FTTN (Fiber to the Neighborhood) allows a longer trip through the wiring to any location within a square mile of your home. FTTH (Fiber to the Home) is the most reliable connection as it comes straight into your home and to your house alone.
Choosing to upgrade to fiber to the home will not only result in a faster and more reliable connection to the internet each and every time, but it will mean that the download and upload speeds are also substantially quicker, too.
If you or any other members of your household own an Xbox, PlayStation, or a gaming PC, then you will already be all too familiar with the sheer annoyance and frustration when the cable internet connection fails to work.
Fiber optic internet will ensure that the requirement for mega bandwidth games, especially those played on a video console, is there and reliably ready for whenever you want to game and for however long you want to game.
Higher Levels Of Reliability
Another primary benefit of upgrading to fiber optic internet is the simple fact that such a connection is considerably more reliable overall.
Fiber internet will not only ensure that the poignant end to the movie you rented isn’t spoilt by freezing and buffering, but will also make sure that the speed and connection aren’t affected should several members of the household be online at the same time.
Say Goodbye To Throttling
Throttling, which is basically when the powerlines are maxed out beyond their highest capacity due to overuse in your local area, can be intensely frustrating and although it can happen any time of the year, it usually occurs throughout the summer months when everyone has their air conditioning units turned high.
With fiber optic internet connections, however, you’re unlikely to experience even the smallest amount of throttling as, unlike more traditional cable internet connections, it’s almost impossible to overload them.
A Safer Way Of Living
Finally, the other main advantage of switching to fiber is that you, your family, and your neighbors are all much safer as a result.
Fiber optic internet allows every user to have quicker and more reliable access to emergency services, both online and through the phone, and the US government has even planned a public safety improvement drive for the near future that involves encouraging fiber over cable.
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