What is fiber optic internet?
While DSL and cable internet are fast, fiber optic internet is much faster – up to 25x faster. The materials in fiber optic lines give it many advantages over conventional copper cable.
Fiber internet uses glass (in a very fine and flexible form) to transmit information via pulses of light. This makes fiber internet more resistant to interference when compared to the copper wires used by other internet providers. Fiber also transmits data much faster over greater distances because the cable is smaller and weighs less, making it ideal for quickly transporting information.
However, fiber broadband service is not perfect – at least not yet. This is because most fiber optic networks are not currently as far reaching as DSL or cable high-speed internet service. However, fiber optic is the future of the internet and will be become increasingly available in more neighborhoods soon. Click below to see if fiber internet is available at your address.