Fiber-optic internet is different than cable and DSL for three main reasons:

  1. Because fiber can transfer data close to the speed of light, this technology is capable of speeds significantly faster than copper cable and DSL.  In fact, fiber-optic internet is capable of higher upload speeds.
  2. The bandwidth of fiber-optic internet is also significantly better than copper cable or DSL.  With fiber, providers do not have to slow speeds during peak usage hours.
  3. Since fiber uses light rather than electricity, it is more reliable because it is not affected by severe weather or electromagnetic interference.  Additionally, it does not carry the same fire risk as electrically powered internet technologies.

To learn more about why fiber is better than cable and DSL, read our blog.