02 Mar What is Fiber Internet?
You’ve heard of fiber optics, right? The technology has been around a heck of a lot longer than you may realize. Research started as early as the 1840s, but its use in the transference of data didn’t take off until the early 1970s. Since then, fiber optic technology has come a long way and it is currently the fastest possible way to send and receive data.
Just how fast, you ask? One way to show this is by comparing fiber internet performance to the more widely available cable internet technology. Most cable internet providers advertise a wide-range of packages with varying download speeds. The most expensive and fastest speeds you’ll see cable internet providers advertise is a maximum of 100 megabytes per second.
It’s pretty fast, but not fast enough.
Phynx Fiber provides CRAZY fast speeds! We offer a reliable internet package delivering download speeds of 1 gigabyte per second, 10 times the speed of the fastest cable provider! Fiber technology makes this possible by transferring data via light impulses as opposed to the traditional means of sending information along copper wire. In a nutshell, fiber internet users are downloading and transferring data at the speed of light. Literally.
That’s really fast internet.
In fact, one of the first questions people ask when considering making the switch to fiber internet is if they even need faster download speeds. Well, here are some of the benefits of switching from cable to fiber:
We’ve touched on speed, but let’s put it into perspective. We’ve all had to download a new piece of software, be it for business or entertainment. Research shows a data package takes 22 minutes to install via traditional copper wire, but can be downloaded in as little as eight seconds with fiber. The days of watching the green download bar fill up on your screen are over!
Connect Multiple Devices
Evenings represent the heaviest workload for internet providers. The kids are home from school, dinner is over and everyone settles down for the evening. In most cases, every single action the average family performs is going to rely heavily on data transfer. The kids are on their PCs or tablets doing homework, or they’re downloading music on their cell phones. Mom and dad might be settling down on the couch to catch a movie on Netflix. The point is, there are a LOT of devices pulling data at once, and this can make for some sluggish downloads and more than a few family arguments! With fiber internet you can connect as many devices as needed and know everyone will be able to surf the internet without threatening a sibling!
Perhaps the greatest benefit of fiber internet over cable is it’s future-proof, at least in the foreseeable future. Broadband speeds could increase exponentially in the years to come and fiber optics can still support it. Making the switch to fiber internet now can ensure years of blissfully fast and frustration-free performance.