Modern problems require modern solutions, and fibre internet is among the most modern of solutions. Here are all the solutions fibre internet can bring you.
First of All, What Is Fibre Internet?
We’re glad you asked. Fibre internet is internet delivered through fibre optic cable. That is, cables made of thin glass that transfer data in the form of light. It’s pretty sci-fi and sure beats cable internet, which is data transferred in the form of electricity through a copper wire.
For extra credit points, there are three types of fibre internet. There’s fibre-to-the-node (FTTN), which is when fibre internet hooks into a node near your house and then internet is transferred via cable the rest of the way. There’s also fibre-to-the-curb (FTTC), which is when fibre reaches the utility pole near your house, then, like FTTN, turns into regular cable. Then there’s fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP), which is when the fibre reaches your house. Obviously, FTTP is the best one, but other fibre has plenty of advantages.
Stop Bandwidth Calculating
With cable internet, you can save some money by calculating exactly how much bandwidth you need and getting a plan that fits. And that’s a good way to do it if you have cable internet. However, it’s worth pointing out that fibre internet can hit speeds of 1 Gbps—which is equivalent to 1000 Mbps. At that point, your internet is fast enough to deal with multiple family members streaming TV, uploading video, and more.
Stream Video Without Fear
With a speed of 1 Gbps, you won’t have to worry about all your streaming if you use fibre internet. Do you want to shell out for an 8K TV and then marathon Game of Thrones (up to, like, season six) in the highest possible definition all day? Go right ahead—you have the speed and then some.
Broadcast Video Without Lagging
You’re on Zoom calls or Microsoft Teams calls. Your son wants to be a Twitch streamer. Your daughter has a successful YouTube channel. Grandma won’t stop uploading TikToks.
A few short years ago, no one cared that much about upload speeds. But upload speeds are pretty important now for the abovementioned reasons. If you’re broadcasting any type of video, uploading massive video files, or even just making a small but steady stream of small video and photographic content, upload speed is everything.
Fortunately, fibre internet has something called symmetric speed. Basically, fibre internet’s upload speed is just as fast as its download speed.
Back Up All Your Devices Easily
So, you’re invested in your own data security and you’re backing up every computer, phone, and tablet in the household to an offsite cloud backup? Good for you! Smart!
Thanks to symmetric speed, you don’t have to worry about your upload speeds. You also don’t have to worry about scheduling your backups for the end of the day, when the internet will be a little easier to use. Just set up everything to automatically back up and don’t worry if you have a few laptops with 1 TB each. Your data will be backed up super fast.
Enjoy Better Reliability
Copper wire can be affected by things such as moisture, temperature fluctuations, severe weather conditions, electronic interference, radio signals, and more. It usually isn’t, but a lightning storm can actually affect your internet if you get it via cable.
Not so with fibre optics. Fibre optics can withstand all these conditions, so you won’t have to wonder about fluctuating video streaming quality when there’s a storm outside.