What Can You Do with Gigabit Internet?

Everyday life requires and depends on a reliable Internet connection. Think about it, you use it for email, banking, streaming, shopping, research, entertainment and so much more. This is something you need and need it fast!

Gigabit Internet means you are 1,000,000,000 bits per second or 1,000 megabits per second. This is 100 times faster than the average Internet speed in the United States. Gigabit Internet uses a fiber optic line which is capable of reaching higher speeds than traditional copper lines used by most DSL and cable connections.

Some of the other benefits that you will get from a gigabit connection are listed below.

Reliability

Reliable

Fiber Internet is far more reliable than copper competitors DSL and cable. Gigabit Internet uses fiber optic cables to transmit data which has far more advantages over the Internet providers. First, fiber optic cables do not corrode over time or ever, while DSL and cable do corrode. Both corrode over the time in taking a beating from adverse weather conditions. Two, adverse weather conditions do not affect fiber optic cables. While adverse weather conditions cause interference as well as, corrosion in transmitting data over time like DSL and cable providers. Three, fiber optic cables are installed underground, not on telephone poles that can make it easy to become easily disconnected like copper. Four, fiber does not carry an electric current like copper. Making it easy for older copper wires to catch fire. Five, fiber is directly connected to a home or apartment unit so there is no sharing of bandwidth between neighbors like is with DSL and cable which creates slower Internet speeds. This especially occurs during peak hours of the day.

Lower Latency

Lower Latency

Fiber Internet is a new technology as such it does not have many issues. Being the newest technology, fiber has advanced data transmission giving it 5 to 20 milliseconds of response time, unlike DSL and cable. The DSL and cable providers have their fair share of issues. DSL normally has a higher latency. While cable has a lower latency than its DSL competitor there are other issues of shared bandwidth with neighbors resulting in lower Internet speeds during peak times.

New Level of Entertainment

New Level of Entertainment

Being the newest technology on the market, gigabit fiber Internet takes your entertainment to a whole new level. With faster data transmission that gives way to faster symmetrical Internet speeds, lower latency, a higher quality connection. All of this creating a seamless experience that’s faster and smoother whether you’re gaming, streaming, working from home. With fiber being future-proof, this allows you to take advantage of the newest technology that comes out without ever having to worry if you’ll be able to use it or not. Unlike the competitors DSL and cable which both come with their limitations for using entertainment. Take gaming for example, if you’re connected via cable connection it’s an old copper infrastructure that’s aging. The aging infrastructure can start to corrode making for slower data transmission in-turn making way for slower Internet speeds.

Room for Everyone’s Devices

Room for Everyone's Devices

Have you ever noticed how many devices you use to go online every day? Imagine living with other people in your home who use about the same number of devices or more and you’re all using these devices around the same time in the morning and when you’re home later on. Fiber Internet it has more than enough bandwidth for multiple devices and users at the same time and to carry-out seamless interactions with those devices. Why? Because fiber Internet can carry data at the speed of light transmitting data much faster. While DSL and cable competitors transmit data through copper cables from the nearest telephone exchange to your home, making for slower speeds.

Symmetrical Internet Speeds

Symmetrical Internet Speeds

How fast can data travels from your device to service is upload speed. Fiber Internet gives out symmetrical Internet speeds, as an example, 1,000/1,000 Gbps for download and upload allowing you to do more and do it faster. You will notice this if you use streaming, video conferencing, online gaming or continuously do large file transfers, cloud storage and backup quite a bit. While DSL and cable providers usually provide asymmetrical Internet speeds. As an example, 60/3, 60 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload speed.

  Approximate File Size 1,000 Mbps Fiber Connection 100 Mbps Cable Connection 25 Mbps DSL Connection
4 Minute Song 4 MB 0.03 s 0.32 s 1.28 s
9 Hour Audiobook 110 MB 0.88 s 8.8 s 35.2 s
45 Minute TV Show 200 MB 1.6 s 16 s 1 min 4 s
2 Hour Movie 1.5 GB 12 s 2 min 8 min
2 Hour HD Movie 4.5 GB 36 s 6 min 24 min

Published: April 22, 2019