Fiber internet is the fastest and most robust communications technology available. Businesses that rely on cloud storage, e-commerce, multiple users in multiple locations, and more can count on fiber to meet their specific needs while enjoying a previously unattainable level of reliability.
Fiber is Fast. Very Fast.
A fiber connection can yield a highly productive and efficient work environment by handling multiple users and lots of data quickly. Small and large businesses alike can benefit from Gigabit-capable speed over fiber.
Same Speed Coming and Going
Many internet service providers (ISPs) offer plans with faster download speeds than upload speeds. While download speeds are important, upload speeds for businesses in particular are equally important for effective file sharing, video conferencing and more. So why offer asymmetrical speeds? Perhaps these providers are trying to be strategic in how they allocate their limited bandwidth.
Fiber, on the other hand, provides the same speed coming and going.
No Throttling Down
Many service providers don’t always allow you to keep the pedal to the metal so to speak. ISPs often find it necessary to limit service at peak times. This is referred to as throttling.
Fiber-based service doesn’t require this slowdown. When you choose fiber for your business, you’ll have the speed you need, when you need it.
Greater Bandwidth Means Doing More at Once
The terms bandwidth and speed are often used interchangeably; however, they are in fact different. Bandwidth is the peak amount of data that can be transferred per second, while speed is how fast the data is moving per second.
Fiber provides more bandwidth and speed than copper internet services because light pulses travel faster than electrical pulses so fiber can handle more data at higher speeds. That translates to your business being able to easily accommodate multiple users even if they’re performing bandwidth-hogging activities, such as transferring massive files or video conferencing.
Providing reliable service to customers is critical to the success of any business. Near total reliance on the internet for at least some core business functions makes internet reliability equally important for most businesses.
Fiber-optic cable is more reliable than copper cable for many reasons, including its ability to hold signal strength much better over long distances and its resistance to outside signal interference and most weather conditions.
The light pulses that move data through fiber-optic cable are moving at nearly the speed of light, making it much harder for hackers to intercept than copper-transmitted electrical transmissions or even wireless satellite signals.
Chariton Valley also provides ProtectIQ® free to all* our fiber customers ($5/mo. value). ProtectIQ is a network-level security service that protects all devices connected to your business Wi-Fi.
No Hiccups from Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
Copper cables are susceptible to EMI, which can cause hiccups in data transmission and overall performance.
Fiber-optic lines carry light rather than electricity, making fiber resistant to EMI.
Investment in the Future
Chariton Valley invests in fiber because it’s what businesses need and deserve. Fiber provides businesses with better service now, while also holding the capacity to continually increase bandwidth. Technology in your industry will expand and demand more from your internet connection. You can trust fiber to keep up. Contact us to learn more about our business fiber**.
*Subject to equipment capabilities.
**Not available in all areas. Contact us for complete details.