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A fiber-optic Internet installation can offer numerous benefits to property owners and landlords. Due to the relative newness of this technology, you may be wondering if the benefits outweigh the cost or cons. While fiber-optic Internet connectivity is a much newer technology than broadband Internet on copper cable, many businesses have found significant higher returns on their investment in fiber.

8 Benefits of Fiber Connectivity

Fiber-optic connectivity can lend a great advantage to homes of all sizes, particularly households who use the cloud for apps or data storage. Fiber coupled with voice-over-IP (VoIP) telephony is a powerful  and cost effective combination for communications. In this blog, you’ll learn 11 major ways your home can benefit from fiber connectivity.

1. Speed

Fiber-optic Internet is many times faster than even the highest-speed copper Internet connections, with options available that range from 25 Mbps to 1 Gbps. During periods of high demand for Internet access, your household should not notice the Internet slowing down.

2. More Entertainment 

 The speed and bandwidth capabilities of fiber Internet mean faster access to your favorite online content stored in the cloud.

3. Reliability

Fiber Internet connectivity offers significant reliability advantages over copper Internet connectivity, due to the fact that fiber is much stronger than copper. Fiber-optic Internet is not susceptible to inclement weather conditions, which can damage or stall data transmission via copper cabling. Fiber is also resistant to human or electrical interference unless fibers are physically cut.

4. Signal Strength

With traditional broadband Internet using DSL or Ethernet over Copper, the signal degrades as the user moves away from the switch. The signal strength of fiber-optic Internet does not degrade as quickly over distance. 

5. Bandwidth

Fiber optic internet provides better and much higher bandwidth at the fraction of a cost and provides future possibility for higher speeds.

Signs of low bandwidth availability can include slow speeds, delays, and pixelated video quality.

6. Symmetric Speed

“Symmetric speed” is a term used to refer to equal upload and download times on an Internet connection. With fiber Internet, your household can experience equal upload and download times.

Is symmetric speed necessary? It’s certainly not critical, but it’s beneficial. TechZine writes that improvements in symmetric speed are improvements that reflect, “how networks are really used.” Today’s users are more likely to upload video content, files, or make phone calls while downloading content while they work than they were a decade ago. Symmetric speed enables users to accommodate heavy demands on downloads and uploads simultaneously via their data connection.

7. Latency

Latency is a term used to describe delays that occur while processing data over an Internet connection. Fiber-optic Internet eliminates many of the latency issues users experience on cable Internet, particularly when downloading or uploading video or high-definition content. The benefits of lowering your latency could include:

  • Better voice quality for VoIP users
  • Ability to move more apps to the cloud
  • Downloads and uploads of huge files without disruption

8. Increased property value

Living in rural community always have its benefits and challenges. One of them is access to a good internet. As in today’s world internet is as important as electric or gas properties with out an option to access a good internet do not sell that great or have less potential buyers.

High-speed fiber Internet can add an average of 3.1% to your home value, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Carnegie Mellon University.   Link to access the study .


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