Internet travels to homes and businesses in a variety of ways: by radio waves, phone lines, cable networks, electric wiring or fiber optics.
DSL uses copper lines, which were originally designed to carry voice signals, and cable internet is delivered through coaxial cables. DSL caps out at much slower speeds than fiber, and both cable and DSL typically have significantly slower upload speeds.
Speed of Light
Fiber internet uses cutting-edge technology to deliver data to and from your devices at the speed of light. Light travels through fiber-optic lines at speeds that far surpass that of cable and DSL. Chariton Valley’s residential plans range from 100 Mbps to 1 Gig, and our business plans range from 250 Mbps to 10 Gigs. Every Chariton Valley plan offers consumers symmetrical upload and download speeds, too!*
Unaffected by Most Outside Factors
Copper, DSL and wireless internet technologies can be affected by outside factors, such as severe weather, temperature fluctuations and moisture. Fiber-optic cables are constructed via small flexible strands of glass. Because the signal is light instead of electricity, fiber internet is unaffected by electrical surges, moisture or cold.
Goes the Distance
Fiber also sends data farther than other technologies, like wireless or copper which are limited by distance or physical line of site to an antenna. So, whether you are next door to your internet provider or across the county, you’ll always enjoy faster load times and higher-quality streaming with fiber.
If you want incredibly fast and reliable internet, look no further. Contact us today or click here to learn more about Chariton Valley’s residential or business fiber plans!
*Speeds are at best and not available in all areas. Contact us for complete details.