Why should I get fiber internet?


Why should I get fiber Internet?

  • Fiber Internet is faster than cable or satellite Internet, with speeds up to 10 Gbps.

  • Fiber Internet offers higher bandwidth.

  • Fiber Internet provides greater security, as signals sent via light are harder to intercept than electrical signals.

  • Fiber Internet is more reliable, since it is rarely affected by weather, power outages and electromagnetic interference.

Fiber Internet service is now readily available in many communities and metropolitan areas throughout the country. Yet with broadband and satellite Internet options still available, IT administrators at many enterprises our asking the same question: “Why should I get fiber Internet, and what benefits will it offer my organization?”

Here’s a short discussion of the question “Why should I get fiber Internet?” and a brief outline of the advantages fiber offers over other high-speed Internet options.

Why should I get fiber Internet?

Fiber Internet is made possible by fiber-optic cables; each cable features dozens to hundreds of very tiny strands of glass or plastic, across which data is transmitted as pulses of light. Fiber Internet provides Internet access with greater speed, higher bandwidth, increased reliability and greater security than cable or satellite Internet access.

Why should I get fiber Internet for greater speed?

Because data can travel over fiber Internet at speeds approaching the speed of light, fiber-optic cable speed is much higher than the speed of broadband which transmits data via electrical signals over copper wire, or satellite Internet which transmits signals via radio waves. Commercial fiber Internet offerings provide upload and download speeds of up to 10 Gbps, hundreds of times faster than typical cable and satellite offerings.

Why should I get fiber Internet for higher bandwidth?

Fiber-optic bandwidth far outpaces cable and satellite bandwidth because the range of frequencies over which data can travel without loss of quality is much higher in fiber-optic cable than in copper cable or satellite transmission.

Why should I get fiber Internet for increased reliability?

Fiber Internet offers more-reliable service in a number of ways:

  • Fiber Internet cables are not susceptible to electromagnetic interference, since data is transmitted as pulses of light rather than electrical signals.

  • Fiber Internet cables are much stronger than copper cables and can withstand greater pressure, resulting in fewer breaks.

  • Fiber Internet is less susceptible to power outages, since it uses no electricity.

  • Fiber Internet is unaffected by weather, whereas satellite transmissions may be highly affected by adverse weather conditions.

Why should I get fiber Internet for tighter security?

With fiber Internet, data is nearly impossible to intercept with sensitive antennas because no electrical signals are generated during transmission. Additionally, anyone trying to tap a fiber-optic cable will likely break the glass, alerting IT professionals to the attempted hack.

Why should I get fiber Internet with Spectrum Enterprise?

Spectrum Enterprise is a leading provider of fiber Internet services to many of America’s largest enterprises. Our gigabit Internet service provides dedicated access and bandwidth that scales to 10 Gbps, and our network is comprised of thousands of fiber-route miles and fiber-lit buildings nationwide. We also offer fiber voice, TV, cloud and managed network services.