What is fiber internet?
Commonly called fiber internet or simply “fiber,” it is a broadband connection that can reach speeds of up to 940 Megabits per second (Mbps), with low lag time.
The technology uses fiber-optic cable, which amazingly can send data as fast as about 70% the speed of light. In addition, fiber-optic cables are not as susceptible to severe weather conditions as other types of traditional cables, which helps minimize outages. It also resists electrical interference effectively.
Fiber is ideal for multiple users to connect several devices at once.
With fiber-optic internet service, you can:
- Upload and download files quickly
- Enjoy smooth online gaming and video chatting with friends and family
- Back up your entire hard drive to the cloud, including large photos and videos, in minutes instead of hours
- Download a 2-hour HD movie in seconds, compared to waiting 30 minutes or more over a 20 Mbps traditional internet service