January 3, 2020
Is Fiber Internet Really Faster?
There are many factors to consider when choosing an internet provider. The average consumer doesn’t necessarily know the difference between cable, DSL, satellite, and fiber optic internet service providers. Many companies will try to focus on two things, speed and price, treating all internet as the same beyond these two measures, in a perfect world they’d be right. However, we live in a world with several other variables to consider. MT Networks has invested heavily in fiber optic to the home (FTTH) infrastructure to provide the most solid, consistent experience available to a customer anywhere in the world. Today we’re going to break down the details and explain exactly how we’ve become the best and how the other guys measure up.
Fiber Internet Basics
Let’s start by explaining the basics, when we say we’re fiber to the home(FTTH), we mean we have fiber optic cable from our office directly to your house. That fiber optic cable is literally glass through which light travels. When we show people the fiber that feeds their house, many are quite surprised at how small the fiber is, it’s just a bit thicker than a human hair. But don’t let that fool you. A single optical fiber can carry over 3,000,000 voice calls or over 90,000 TV channels simultaneously. Light travels fast.
Another big advantage fiber optic has over its competitors is glass is non-conductive, this means that power outages do not affect our ability to deliver services to your home. Meaning if you have power you’ll be able to use our services. We have many customers that have generators that don’t see any service interruption at all when the power goes out in their neighborhoods. Speaking of weather-related incidents, our fiber optic is 100% buried, we never have the issues our competitors in cable and DSL internet face with their aerial cable. Sometimes they face a nightmare of repairs because of the number of trees that have downed their lines, which sometimes translates into days of downtime for their customers. In talking to many satellite internet customers, even light rain seems to affect their service. While those customers wait, our customers comfortably stream netflix and continue working in their businesses.
Future Proof Internet
Our service is also future-proof, maybe your business is going to grow and your internet needs will expand exponentially. Wonderful! Wondering if your ISP can accommodate should be the least of your worries. With potential offerings of up to 100 Gigabits per second we’ll have you covered. Maybe you’ll want to take advantage of the cloud, or software as a service(SaaS), both of these require a quality, fast upload rate. With FTTH you have a synchronous service, meaning your upload speed is as fast as your download speed, this is not a common offering among ISPs. Sandisk did a study that states slow internet connection can cost each employee a week’s worth of productivity per year. Is that something your company can afford?
Speaking of affordability, according to IBM, the average cost of a data breach to a business is 3.92 million dollars. The physical safety fiber optic provides is huge compared to cable internet which can be tapped, entirely undetected, and relatively simply. Home users can feel more secure in knowing that their physical connection cannot be tapped if they have fiber internet. More and more transactions are becoming web-based, we like to know we provide peace of mind along with the highest quality offerings on the market.
With such a large capacity to transmit data on each optical fiber and our ability to handle and route that traffic effortlessly, we never have to worry about peak time slowdowns as many other types of ISPs do. At our highest peak times we’re only running at 40% of our capacity and we intend to maintain that ratio. No matter what time you need to use the internet, we want to ensure its availability and speed are rock solid, because we understand that internet access is really not an option for many people and businesses. The world is changing quickly and we intend to stay ahead of the curve, by offering the best service available.
MT Networks Advantage
MT Networks offers telephone, internet, and television streaming services at affordable rates. Another advantage we have over our competitors is that a high percentage of our trouble calls and service orders are completed the same day they come in. We’ve seen upwards of nine day turnarounds in our service area with our competitors. This has nothing to do with fiber optic vs cable or DSL, this has to do with our commitment to being the best service provider possible. We may have a lot of cutting edge infrastructure and much invested but we believe our customers are our biggest asset. Please contact us and let us show you what MT Networks can do for you.