Fiber internet is the use of fiber-optic cables to provide dedicated, ultra-fast internet connections between two or more locations. Because of its extremely high bandwidth availability, fiber internet allows businesses with a great need for data transmission to satisfy demands without affecting speed or uptime performance. This allows you to execute data-intensive activities like web conferencing, file sharing, and HD video streaming without sacrificing network performance.
For those who already leverage the cloud or plan on migrating to it in the near future, fiber internet provides a faster connection to cloud-hosted data and applications. Companies benefit from fewer delays in accessing information through SaaS applications and pulling data from AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and others.
Lastly, the reliability of fiber lowers a business’s chances of losing money as a result of network downtime and lost productivity. Fiber-optic cables are not affected by harsh weather conditions or other interferences (they are underground), so the business is likely to remain online at all times.
Fiber Internet Benefits
- Faster speeds than DSL, faster access to cloud data and applications
- Dedicated access not shared with others
- More reliable because it’s not affected by weather or human/electrical interference
- Bandwidth availability is significantly higher, allowing for larger volumes of data transmission
- Eliminates latency issues, allowing for undisrupted upload and downloads of large files
- Fibers must be physically cut in order to breach the network, providing an added layer of security
- Allows for increased investment in video conferencing without sacrificing available bandwidth