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What Will Fiber Do For My Streaming?

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Updated on May 16, 2023

Officially cut your cable cord? Welcome to the world of streaming. You might think your biggest challenge is figuring out which show to binge next. But even more important: Can your internet service handle the bandwidth streaming demands, all at the speeds you need?

Streaming a show on, say, Netflix, Hulu or Disney+ requires a reliable internet connection. Make sure your home network can deliver speedy streaming service on top of all the other jobs it has to do. Simply put, if it’s available where you live, fiber can make all the difference.

Frontier Fiber 200 Internet
Frontier Fiber 200 Internet

What makes fiber work?

Data is transferred at the speed of light along fiber-optic lines made of tiny pieces of fiberglass. Data moves almost at the speed of light along those cables. If it sounds futuristic, it’s because it kind of is.

Downloads are transformed After your fiber installation, downloads will come to your home practically at the speed of light. Got a 2-hour movie to download? Depending on your location, it can be ready to go in about 85 seconds or under.

Uploads match downloads Where fiber really shines, though, is its high speed for upload times. Streamers and multi-player gamers rely on bandwidth and upload speed to avoid buffering, since they’re not necessarily downloading entire files. Rather, they’re watching those files in real time as they get uploaded to their screens. Fiber can upload content as fast as 1000 Megabits per second (Mbps).

What about homes full of active streamers? 

We’re willing to bet that your network is feeling the heat a lot more these days. You might be relying on your home internet connection to stay strong during long Zoom chats, download huge files that you would normally do on your office’s network, stream virtual classrooms, or blast Spotify for your at-home soundtrack. Maybe you and your roommates used to have different schedules but are suddenly all trying to watch Hulu on your own devices at the same time, or perhaps your teenagers have to stay home and eat up your wi-fi rather than maxing out their data plans.

Fiber can keep up. Thanks to its infrastructure, making its wires resilient and able to handle vast amounts of data transfer smoothly, your bandwidth gets a giant bump, and you don’t have to assign dedicated streaming time to every member of your family.

Waiting for the catch? 

Fiber only has one: it’s not available everywhere throughout the U.S. Check with your local internet provider to find out if fiber is already at your doorstep or coming soon.

Frontier Fiber will change your streaming experience

Streaming should be fun, not a drag. You’re going to love streaming once you stream on fiber. Frontier Fiber is the solution you’re looking for: fast, smooth and built for lots of content all at once. Learn about Frontier Fiber. Check here to see when it’s coming to your neighborhood.

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6 responses to “What Will Fiber Do For My Streaming?”

  1. Elizabeth Speciale says:

    When is fiber optics coming to my neighborhood?

    • Frontier Communications says:

      Hey Elizabeth! We’ve got just the site for you! Check out to see if your address is in our Fiber footprint, sign up for expansion updates, and nominate your area for expansion. Be sure to share that link with your neighbors! ^Michael

  2. John Torii says:

    Once fiber is connected to the house, how is it connected to devices like desktop computer, tvs, etc? Is everything required to be Wi-Fi router or can device be connected by cabling. If by cabling, do cables in the house have to be upgraded to handle fiber ?

    • Frontier Communications says:

      Hi John, this is a great question! The fiber connects to a device called an Optical Network Terminal or ONT and from this device we make connections using the very robust and common technology of Ethernet, which supports speeds from our ONT up to 10Gbps. From here your network can be built using a combination of Ethernet, Wi-Fi and even MoCA using your home’s existing coaxial wiring. This is a great solution to extend wireless access points and wired connectivity without needing to run new wires! Hope answers your questions! ^Michael

  3. Charles Murray says:

    Will I be able to download apps like acorn and britbox

    • Frontier Communications says:

      Hi Charles, thanks for this question! There are no limitations on what you can download over a Fiber internet connection. As long as your streaming device of choice supports acorn or britbox, you should be able to download and use those apps without issue. ^Michael

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