When you understand the technical and practical differences between 100% fiber-based internet connectivity and currently available internet service, it becomes easier to advocate for Residential Fiber in your town.
Tiny strands of plastic or glass, about the width of a human hair, are bound together into cables and transmit coded signals in pulses of light. These cables, called fiber-optic cables, can give you the fastest internet service available in the world today.
Other forms of internet, like DSL and cable internet service, transmit electrical information through the existing copper wire infrastructure installed for phones and cable television.
Your internet speed depends on how much data the infrastructure can handle. Fiber-optic internet lines transfer data using modulated light instead of electricity, which gives them much higher bandwidth capacity, since they’re not bound by the physical limitations of electricity conducting through metal.
Traditional copper wires used by DSL and cable internet were originally intended to transmit voice only, though, so they’re limited in the amount of data they can handle.
Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) connections are the only technology with enough bandwidth to handle the growing need for residential consumers who demand reliability and cost efficiency. Fiber has virtually unlimited bandwidth coupled with a long reach, making it able to handle even the most future-forward internet uses.
Once you choose to unplug from traditional cable or dish network services and connect your home to OpenCape’s 100% Fiber Network, you will need to make some choices about how best to stream your favorite shows, sports and music to your home devices based on your own preferences and viewing habits.
There are many ways to craft your own television programming alternatives with streaming services and connection devices. OpenCape Network uses technology that can provide 1 Gigabyte speeds – which is super-fast, (at times – if everyone was on it at the same time – it might may go down to 600 Mbps which is very fast).
So, whether you use Apple TV, Roku or other devices to stream your Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and music services, you would be able to count on your internet being fast, reliable and consistent. AND – less expensive than the burdensome, bundled service you now are compelled to buy.
Plus – your cell phones will work more reliably in your home with OpenCape connectivity to many popular mobile phone services.
Once either of the solutions mentioned above gets launched then you can take this route to faster, more affordable internet video and music in your home.
We welcome your thoughts, questions, comments and suggestions, as we all work together toward a more connected tomorrow.
Call (508) 362-2224 to speak with our local team.