What Is Fiber Internet?

Fibre Optic Communication is the sending light through optical fiber, long thin strands of pure glass and this technology used by telephone companies, cable companies, and network providers.  By using light instead of electricity to carry IP packets, current fiber optic technology can provide two-way transmission speeds of up to 100 megabits per second.  Fiber optic cable, as opposed to copper telephone or cable wires, delivers higher speed service to your home. Larger ISP companies are replacing their old copper-wire-based systems with new fiber-optic-based systems to improve speed, capacity, and clarity.  Why is this important to you, the Canadian Consumer?

Fiber optics are less expensive, but unfortunately, in Canada, we lag behind and only the major ISP players like Rogers, Bell, and Telus have Fibre Internet, who have only recently rolled out unlimited internet plans, which means no cap on the amount of bandwidth.

Fiber internet is faster internet and travels longer distances.

More Bandwidth – simply put, services like Netflix, Online Gaming or Video on demand requires a lot of bandwidth and Cable and DSL just cannot handle this amount of bandwidth, so you get capped on the amount of bandwidth you use.

Fibre Internet is the future, but in Canada, the deployment requires a significant investment to get up and running.