The Future of Gaming Is in the Cloud (And It Needs Fiber)
Cloud gaming is a new way to play some of your favorite games—without the need to buy an expensive console or gaming PC. Here’s how it works, and what you need to get started (hint: a really good internet connection).What is “cloud gaming” and how does it work?When you
You’re Using AI More Than You Think. Here’s Why You Need Fiber Internet
Artificial intelligence isn’t just the stuff of sci-fi movies. Every day, your smart devices use AI to uncover and understand your needs, helping to make your life more convenient.How AI works The Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) often work in tandem. The IoT in your life
#1 Fiber Game Changer: It Uses Light to Send Data
Updated on May 11, 2023 Internet that’s as fast as light? Absolutely. You just have to turn to fiber optic cables. Fiber cables literally carry data using beams of light shot out by lasers. Let’s discuss. How does light carry data? Have you ever watched a movie where someone uses a mirror or flashlight to
Why Doesn’t Fiber Get Jammed at Rush Hour?
Updated on May 9, 2023 Rush hour doesn’t just happen on roads and expressways; internet service has peak times that can slow down traffic, too. Before the pandemic, weekday evenings between 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. were considered peak internet hours, with usage spiking as people returned home from
You Can Find Out if Your Home Is Fiber-Ready (We’ll Show You How)
Are you one of the lucky ones? If your home is ready for fiber, you sure are.While fiber internet availability is increasing every day, many people don’t realize their home or neighborhood has actually been outfitted with fiber optic cable either from a previous or current provider. Not sure
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
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
Why Is Fiber Future-Proof?
Updated on May 11, 2023 If you’ve looked into making your home internet 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
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
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