If you’ve never installed a totally new internet service to a home or put cable into a residence that never had it before, the upgrade can be a little more complicated than just a phone call and a short visit from a tech who sets up your new router. You’ll need a contractor who understands communication installation and knows the materials, but it can be well worth it, especially if your family has high capacity data needs due to either professional or personal obligations.
What Is Fiber Internet?
Fiber optics are cables that use light to transmit data along fine fibers, allowing them to carry more data faster than traditional electric signals sent along a wire. They also require their own dedicated lines. In the early days of home networking, upgrading to a connection that used fiber optics required the installation of a special line, either a T1 or T3 in most cases, and it wired you into a limited network of other high capacity users as well as the internet at large. To get its optimum speeds, you had to be communicating with a user on a similar network.
Today, fiber service can deliver gigabit speeds from standard world wide web servers on large service providers like AWS because many of the largest providers are themselves relying on it to service customer demands, even when their customers don’t. Internet service and hosting providers have long surpassed commercial demands for data, and that usually means investing in infrastructure-grade fiber optics. Upgrading to home fiber is a matter of making the most use possible of that existing system.
Who Needs Gigabit Internet?
If you enjoy watching high definition television through on demand or streaming services, you do. Especially if you’re looking to take advantage of features that take up a lot of bandwidth:
- Streaming plans for every family member
- 4K video streams
- HDR video
- Dolby 7.1 Sound
Contact a professional about communication installation today and find out how an upgrade could improve your home theater experience. Fiber is the future.