What’s Fiber to the Home? To the Curb? To the Node?

When you find out that fiber is coming to your neighborhood (at last!), you’ll want to see how it’s being delivered.While internet service providers (ISPs) say they're providing 100% fiber networks, fiber to the curb (FTTC) and fiber to the node (FTTN) options don't actually provide that fiber all

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Does a Crew Have To Dig in My Yard To Install Fiber?

Not every fiber installation means digging in your yard. There are two different ways that fiber service is wired to your home: underground and aerial. Depending on where you live and how the provider is bringing fiber directly to your home determines the type of installation you'll have.Let’s look

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Why Is Fiber Future-Proof?

If you’ve looked into upgrading your home internet to a gigabit fiber connection, you’ve probably seen some marketing materials that claim fiber optic internet is future-proof. This isn’t made-up marketing talk. It’s real. Let's explore what it really means—and why fiber is going to keep delivering the fastest internet

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Working From Home? A Gigabit Connection Is One of the Best Things You Can Get

Working from home brings with it a whole heap of new challenges. You have to find a way to work productively, avoid distractions and keep your household running. It’s a lot—and one way to make it all easier is with a gigabit fiber-optic broadband connection.Whatever else you have going

Fiber-Optic internet for your home

When is Fiber Coming to My Neighborhood?

From more bandwidth to smoother video calls to higher speeds supporting multiple devices in the home, you’ve heard that fiber can make a big difference in the way you experience the internet.Trouble is, it’s not in your neighborhood yet, and you aren’t sure when it’s coming.So how do you

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Why You Need 5G + Fiber Together

5G and fiber-optic broadband are the two hottest high-speed internet technologies around. Over the next few years you’re going to hear a lot more about them as they become more widely available across the country. While it might sound like 5G and fiber are in competition, they’re really both

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What Do I Need to Install Fiber-Optic Internet in My House?

Once you’ve made the decision to connect your services—from internet to TV to phone—via fiber-optic, you’ve done the hard work. Now it’s time to think about the installation. Here’s your guide on getting ready for your install. And having it done professionally by your provider is recommended. It’s much

Weather effects on fiber internet

How Will My Fiber Internet Perform in a Storm?

Of all the reasons you choose fiber—speed, using multiple devices at once, closely matching upload and download speeds—don’t overlook its reliability in storms. When your weather service is telling you that the big snowfall or a hurricane is on its way, with fiber you have a lot of built-in

Fiber streaming

What Will Fiber Do For My Streaming?

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 increase streaming demands, all at the speeds you need? Streaming a show on, say,

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How To Get Started With Online Multiplayer Games

Over the last few years, online gaming has gone fully mainstream. Games like Fortnite are cultural juggernauts, top e-sport (that’s the professionally competitive side of gaming) prizes are in the tens of millions of dollars and more people play than ever before. If you’re looking to join the ranks,