We’ve all heard that fiber optic internet speed is better, but what does that really mean? Is it really faster and more reliable? What are the other connection options we’re comparing it to? Is there a difference between fiber optic and cable internet speed?
JTM Broadband has been working to make high speed fiber Internet more accessible to Tennesseans. As the range of fiber infrastructure grows, fiber connectivity becomes both a more affordable and simple upgrade. Let’s take a look at the benefits of using fiber Internet.
One of the biggest benefits of fiber optic Internet is fast Internet speeds. Nowadays, fiber optic Internet is faster than the highest speed copper Internet connections. Not to mention, fiber also provides users with much faster upload and download speeds compared to other types of connections, meaning your data is sent much more quickly over fiber networks. Fiber optic Internet is also much faster for large files or videos.
Another benefit of fiber optic Internet is security. Fiber optic cables make the most secure connection for your data compared to wireless and copper lines, which can be compromised or intruded. Since fiber networks don’t send out a signal, they’re nearly impossible to hack or tap into. Using a fiber optic network and Internet connectivity can increase your security and protection against cyber attacks, allowing you to increase your reach and raise your security posture at the same time.
Uptime and data transmission are both very consistent and constant with fiber lines and switches. This means that fiber connectivity gives you the most reliable Internet service around. Because fiber optic cables are made of glass rather than the traditional copper, they are an extremely reliable conductor. Fiber optic networks are also more resistive to electromagnetic and radio-frequency interference, crosstalk, impedance and other problems including temperature change and water damage. To put it simply, fiber optic cables are resistant to bad weather conditions and can only be interfered with by people or conditions if the cable is physically cut.
The cost of fiber optic cable Internet has significantly decreased since its inception. What’s more important is that it has already become cheaper versus the alternatives in many scenarios. For higher bandwidth needs, or systems that are network response sensitive, the cost of connectivity of fiber is less than the alternative legacy TV or phone cable. Not to mention, once fiber is connected, more options open up to moving services and applications to the cloud, further providing cost-savings and scalability.
Latency is the delay that occurs when you are processing information over an Internet connection. This type of Internet speed issue is significantly decreased with fiber optic Internet connection than with other types of services. Generally, fiber optic connections get rid of many latency hurdles and allow for the downloading and uploading of high-definition content. This advantage will give you faster download and upload time, faster cloud access, and clear voice quality for telephone services.
Are you looking to upgrade your Internet to fiber? Check out our fiber plans and availability today.