Internet Access Solutions
Fiber Optic vs. Broadband
First let's start with a simple analogy. Let's discuss your morning commute.
Using broadband is like pulling out of your garage and heading off to work. You navigate a series of roads that gradually increase in size to allow capacity. First, you travel on your narrow driveway, then your neighborhood street, on to the state route, then to the freeway. Each road grows in capacity to allow more traffic and movement. Depending on the time of day, this can be very refreshing. Driving on an eight-lane freeway when it is not congested is a good thing. Anyone that commutes to work in the morning knows that a 15 minute difference when starting your commute can be a major difference on traffic and time.
Broadband networks are designed much the same as road systems. You are sharing different sized roads with the masses, depending on how many people are using the road at that time will change your experience.
Using fiber optic cable is like pulling out of your garage onto that eight-lane freeway and it is a straight shot to work with nobody else on the road. It is all yours and you zip right to work in record time.
What's the difference?
Fiber optic internet access uses cutting-edge technology. Information is sent via small, flexible strands of glass that transmit light. This allows data to be sent faster, over greater distances.
With a fiber optic connection to your office, you will receive either a 1 GB or 10 GB connection. You can subscribe to a lower speed for example 10 MB. If that subscribed speed needs to be increased, the process is as simple as contacting us. No need for additional wiring or equipment.
Which is faster and more reliable?
Fiber optic internet sends data faster than basic cable. It's delivered on a dedicated line, which facilitates more consistent speed than broadband. This is true even during peak usage times.
Often, fiber optic internet is considered more reliable and is immuned to many of the conditions that affect broadband internet performance.
Fiber optic internet is less likely to go down during a power outage.
Because fiber optic internet is made of glass, there is no electricity involved. This protects it against interference from nearby power lines or high-voltage electrical equipment. This also reduces the risk of equipment failure due to lightning strikes.
Whether you have one or may sites, fiber might be right for you if you demand a constant, reliable dedicated and quality service.
If you need a reliable circuit with an SLA (Service Level Agreement) and QoS (Quality of Service), fiber optic is the right choice.