Why Fiber? 35-PLUS MILES is the distance a giga bit signal can travel over fiber to a home. 300 FEET is the distance a giga bit signal can travel over copper to a home. 196 FIBER STRANDS each thinner than a human hair, in a bundle not much thicker than a pencil, could carry all the world’s Internet traffic.
Fiber is great for rural areas. Signals travel long distances inside fiber cable without degradation – 35 miles or more in real-world networks and 65 miles or more in the laboratory.
Internet Traffic is increasing worldwide consistently at over 46% a year!!
A quarter of all owners of home-based businesses say they could not operate without fiber to the home!!
Fiber connections make single family homes easier to sell and multiple dwelling units easier to rent – in fact, according to a recent survey by RVA LLC, buyers of houses and condominiums are willing to pay a 3 percent premium for a fiber-connected home, and renters are willing to pay an 8 percent premium.
It is clear that fiber networks enable hundreds of thousands of individuals to work from home, adding tens of billions of dollars annually to the U.S. economy.14 In addition, fiber connectivity adds between $5,000 and $6,000 to the value of a $300,000 home in the United States.
Bandwidth requirements for many kinds of data are exploding. For example, think about uploading photos to a cloud storage facility such as iCloud. Digital cameras can create larger and larger images; 30 megabytes is not uncommon. And amateur HD video cameras use about 10 gigabytes per hour of video – the equivalent of 300 of those 30 MB still images.
Today’s big-data applications range from consumer pricing models to DNA sequencing to particle physics to control of electrical grids. Big data doesn’t work without big bandwidth. A DNA sequencer produces enough data to monopolize a 2.5 Gbps connection.
Cisco Systems estimates that global Internet traffic in 2018 will be equivalent to 64 times the volume of the entire global Internet in 2005. Globally, Internet traffic will reach 14 gigabytes per capita by 2018, up from 5 gigabytes per capita in 2013. To put that another way, global Internet traffic increased more than fivefold in the past five years and will increase at least threefold over the next five years, Cisco predicts. On the Internet, bandwidth drives innovation, and innovation drives bandwidth demand.
Why would i Want 1 Gig of fiber service in my home or business?
Fiber Optics is the most advanced, cutting edge technology available today dramatically changing the way you interact with the Internet. Key benefits include
For Your Home
- Browse the Web with instant page changes, photo sharing, shopping and more with no buffering.
- Lightening fast, richer multi-player gaming experience.
- Stream multiple movies simultaneously on devices throughout your home.
- Fiber Optics is the way of the future with everything from virtual doctor appointments, remote access to the classroom, and even live participation in public events, right from your living room.
For Your Business
- Download and upload huge files in a flash
- Video conferencing
- Amazing experience for multiple employees
- Perfect for data-hungry applications
- Increased productivity and more