What is Fiber to the Home ?
Fiber to the home (FTTH) is the installation and use of optical fiber from a central point directly to individual buildings such as residences, apartment buildings and businesses to provide high-speed internet access. Fiber technology is unique because it can carry massive amounts of information, called bandwidth, over long distances without degradation. Fiber optics are long, thin strands of very pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. They are arranged in bundles called fiber optic cables and use light instead of electricity to carry a signal. The light signals represent data, which is capable of traveling at the speed of light.
Fiber has the capability to transport virtually unlimited bandwidth. This will accommodate today’s demand for high-speed internet connections as well as the advanced applications of tomorrow.
Secure Data Transmission
Voice and data transmissions via fiber are more secure then when they are sent over conventional copper cable connections. The use of fiber eliminates the ability to tap, or eavesdrop, through contact with the delivery system.
Latency is a term used to describe delays that occur while processing data over an Internet connection. Fiber-optic Internet eliminates many of the latency issues users experience on cable Internet, particularly when downloading or uploading video or high-definition content.
Fiber-optic cables are less susceptible to glitches than traditional copper wires and can withstand outages from inclement weather
FTTH is considered “future proof” and offers the flexibility to deliver additional services in the years to come.
In addition to bringing you great communication services, the FTTH Council released a study showing access to fiber-delivered internet boosts home values by up to 3.1 percent
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Frequently asked questions
- How does FTTH work?
- Fiber optics uses laser pulses to transmit billions of bits of data per second through strands of glass. These glass strands are so pure that the light emitted by a burning candle can be viewed 7 miles away! These light pulses transport electronic data up to 900 megabits per second. That’s more than 100 times faster than traditional, non-fiber methods. The light pulses are converted to electronic signals via optical network terminals and distributed throughout the home as phone service, digital TV and Internet.
- Will getting fiber disturb my yard or property?
- Though we may sometimes be required to dig across your yard to bury a new fiber line, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. We will be always strive to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible.
- What else would fiber provide us?
- Next generation high-speed broadband is about more than downloading movies and streaming Netflix shows. A fiber network provides the community with a competitive advantage when it comes to offering businesses and entrepreneurs a platform to work on that won’t “crash” or “slow down.” While current internet needs may be met for some, the internet of tomorrow, often called the “internet of things,” will need more speed and reliability for uses that have yet to be invented.
- Will Technicians help connect devices to Wi-Fi during installation?
- For customers who select the Managed Wi-Fi service at signup, the technician will make sure that the signal saturates the entirety of your home and will assist you in getting all of your devices connected to your new Fiber Internet service. The Managed Wi-Fi Service provides absolute assurance of both in home signal coverage and device connectivity.
- Does any special equipment need to be installed in or on my house?
- We will need to place a new device called an ONT (optic network terminal) and other equipment at your home or business. This may or may not be where the old connection was, depending upon several factors.
- How will FTTH change my life?
- Faster Speeds. Increased Reliability. Unlimited Bandwidth. This is the most advanced method on the planet to deliver high-speed Internet. Imagine a world where you can stream HD video to as many devices simultaneously as you want to without any buffering. Imagine a world where your Internet service never goes down, and you never have to waste time calling tech support. Eventually, all media will be delivered as Internet data. You will be ready for that future?