Fiber vs. Cable
The biggest debate in internet. But what does fiber vs. cable actually look like? Here’s a quick rundown. Spoiler: fiber is the way forward.
We credit cable internet with revolutionizing speeds and consistency for users in its time, but we see it slow down during peak hours in densely populated areas. Fiber internet uses fiber-optic cables to send data more quickly than standard copper cable.
Data is delivered via a dedicated line, giving you more consistent and higher speeds. More often than not, fiber optic internet is immune to the conditions that cable internet is susceptible to.
- 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 helps reduce risk of fire.
- Fiber can withstand more temperature fluctuations than cable. It can also be submerged in water.
Fiber is ideal for those looking to stream their favorite shows and movies, play games with friends online, video conference from home, share their latest photos and videos, working from home, and home schooling.
Be sure to check on availability and pricing before making a switch.
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