Why Fiber Internet Is the Best Holiday Present for Your Family
It’s hard to find a gift that is thoughtful, practical and has staying power. Fiber has all of these. It can give everyone in the house the freedom to do what they want online—from gaming to video calling to lots of streaming—all at the same time. And the happiness can last all year long…and beyond. Here’s how.
Fiber means more bandwidth for everyone
A fiber connection is the best high-speed internet connection you can get. It uses fiber optic cables to send data with lasers—much faster than connections that use copper wires.
Right now, you can get fiber home broadband at incredibly fast gig speeds. Speed of up to 2 Gbps for both upload and download—and only getting faster—is a welcome gift.
For comparison, a good DSL connection might offer 30 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload, while a cable connection could offer 300 Mbps download and up to 50 Mbps download. This means that with a fiber connection, you could get a lot more bandwidth for the whole family over the holidays.
So, how will this play out in real terms?
Movies can be watched instantly
When the whole family decides they want to watch a Christmas movie like “The Grinch,” a full HD copy will download in just seconds. By the time everyone is sitting on the couch with popcorn in hand, the movie will be queued up and ready to go.
And if you want to stream a movie instead of download it, you’ll be able to do it in the highest possible quality. A fiber connection can handle 4K HDR footage, so you can make the most of the new smart TV you got for the holidays.
Everyone can do what they like
If one person wants to play an online game on their brand-new PlayStation 5, another wants to binge old episodes of “The Office” and somebody else has a Zoom call with long-distance friends, everything will work smoothly. There is more than enough bandwidth with fiber for lag-free gaming, lots of high-quality streaming and video calls to all happen at once. No compromises needed!
Uploads match downloads on fiber
While DSL and cable connections can have acceptable download speeds, where they really fall short is upload speeds. These don’t matter for streaming movies, but they can for video conferencing, online gaming and uploading files like home videos.
Even if your cable connection is good enough for everyone to stream what they want on Netflix, you might run into problems when people are trying to upload files and play fast-paced online video games at the same time. With a fiber connection’s symmetrical speeds, you won’t have any problems.
Fiber is the gift that keeps on giving
Fiber isn’t just a great gift for the holidays, however. It’s a gift that keeps on giving for the rest of the year.
When everyone is back at work and school, they’ll be able handle all tasks and assignments confident their connection won’t drop out because of the weather or what anyone else at home is doing on the internet. No more asking the people around you to stop watching YouTube videos or downloading large files.
Frontier Fiber is built for the way you live today—and tomorrow
If you’re still on the lookout for the right ultrafast internet connection for streaming, gaming, working from home and running your smart home—all with enough bandwidth for everyone—find out about Frontier Fiber. Then check here to see when it’s available at your address.
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