There are many reasons why Fibre to the Home (FTTH) is the gold standard for Internet services. If you are unhappy with your current speeds or find yourself annoyed with constant buffering when streaming the latest shows on Crave, then it might be time to consider switching to Fibre. This blog will outline what the key advantages of Fibre are and all the awesome ways your household could benefit from making the switch!
What is Fibre internet?
Fibre to the Home internet is an internet connection that transmits data by fibre optic cables. Let’sbreak down exactly what “Fibre optic cables” are – Fibre is the thin glass wires inside the larger protective cable, and “Optic” refers to the way the data is transferred – through light signals. Therefore, an internet connection using fibre optic cables delivers data using light signals via small, flexible, glass wires. The light uses an electromagnetic carrier wave to move the information and deliver it to your home.
1. Fibre is the future
Consumer demand for fast, reliable internet is growing at a rapid pace. Fibre has virtually unlimited bandwidth and is able to span long distances which makes it future proof. FTTH connections will be able to handle future technologies we haven’t even dreamt of yet like holographic TV! With Fibre internet expanding its profile across the world, this could inspire new Internet based products and services that could open entire new business sectors. Since consumers are demanding faster internet, having a FTTH connection may also increase the value of your home.
There are many acronyms surrounding Fibre Internet. We offer Fibre to the Home (FTTH) or Fibre to the Premises (FTTP) Internet. This just means that the Fibre lines we lay go directly to your house. This provides much faster speeds than if the Fibre cables ran to the node near your house (FTTN) or to your curb (FTTC). These networks use copper cables to transmit data, however,the further your home is located from the node, the more your connection speeds can diminish using FTTN.
Execulink offers Fibre speeds up to 1Gbps, which is a powerful speed of 1000 Mbps! With FTTH services you should not notice any slowdowns during peak periods of Internet demand like you could experience with a regular cable connection.
Thanks to the glass strands that make up the fibre cables, bandwidth is virtually unlimited. This will allow you to have a more awesome streaming, uploading and downloading experience!
5. Reliability - weather proof?
The weather in Canada can be unpredictable. Another key benefit of Fibre is that the cables run underground, so they are not impacted by rain, snow or anything else the Canadian weather systems throw our way. As well, Fibre is made of glass which does not conduct electricity so the cables are not effected by weather conditions like lightening. Fibre lines are much stronger than traditional copper lines.
Fibre doesn’t have an electromagnetic field which makes it resistant to surveillance equipment. As well, the lack of electromagnetic field means that Fibre cables are not impacted by proximity to heavy machinery. The only way to interrupt Fibre internet is to physically cut the fibres which would cause the Internet connection to disappear.
What makes your home ideal for Fibre to the home?
Do you actively stream or use video calling frequently?
Do you love to stream using services like Crave TV? One HD movie takes up as much bandwidth as 35,000 web pages. Fibre supports HD videos because of its ability to give you more bandwidth. If you work from home and need to video conference into your office, Fibre allows those calls to be smoother and less stressful.
Do you use cloud based storage services and backup or file sharing services?
Dropbox? Google Drive? These are becoming more and more popular for file sharing and storage. If you find yourself uploading your photos and documents to the Cloud, then you would probably benefit from the faster speeds and more bandwidth associated with Fibre.
Do you have any active gamers in your household?
Do you have members of your household who actively play real-time or multiplayer video games like Xbox Live or PlayStation network? These type of online activities use up a lot of your bandwidth. With Fibre your entire family can enjoy internet surfing without slowdowns!