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Frequently Asked Questions
What is fiber internet?
Fiber internet uses fiber-optic cables to deliver internet to your home or office. These are made of very thin strands of glass or plastic called optical fibers held in an inwardly reflective cladding, which helps carry the light signals regardless of bends or curves in the cable. Each cable can hold several optical fibers.
Is fiber better than coax?
Fiber uses light signals to carry internet data, which is better for data transmission over long distances than coax cable’s electrical signals. Fiber cables can also carry much more bandwidth than similarly sized copper coax cables and are less prone to signal interference.
In short, fiber internet is capable of delivering faster speeds than cable. That’s not to say cable isn’t fast, cable can reach speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, which is plenty of speed for most everything you can do online. But fiber is simply better equipped to handle more bandwidth.
Is fiber internet secure?
In an era of increased attention towards cybersecurity, fiber optic is touted as a cost-effective way of instantly increasing your Internet security.
Intercepting copper cable can be performed by connecting taps to a line to pick up the electronic signals. Putting a tap on a fiber optic Internet cable to intercept data transmissions, however, is incredibly difficult.
It’s also easy to quickly identify compromised cables, which visibly emit light from transmissions. With distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on the rise, it’s more important than ever to have added security for your network.
Is fiber internet reliable?
There are many factors that can cause outages when an organization is reliant on copper cable-based Internet. Temperature fluctuations, severe weather conditions, and moisture can all cause a loss of connectivity. Old or worn copper cable can even present a fire hazard, due to the fact it carries an electric current.
Additional reliability concerns associated with cable include risks of interference from electronic or radio signals. Additionally, copper wires are accessed in the building by telephone company personnel and sometimes they can make mistakes and fiddle with the wrong wires. Also, copper wires all go back to the telephone company Central Office where disconnections can happen. Fiber is typically independent of the phone company, their equipment, and their termination points. Our fiber internet service comes with a 99.9% uptime guarantee!
Is it expensive to offer fiber internet service?
Investing in fiber Internet is more expensive than copper in the short-term, though costs are drastically decreasing as this option becomes more commonplace. Ultimately, the total cost of ownership (TCO) over the lifetime of fiber is lower. It’s more durable, cheaper to maintain, and requires less hardware.
The advantages of fiber optic internet make it a more cost-effective investment for organizations of all sizes.
Who do I contact if the internet service malfunctions?
You can contact Konnected1 Group for technical help at email@example.com or call (612) 470-2818