The Advantages of Fiber Internet
When you move into a new home, one of the first items on your checklist is to set up your utilities. Today, Internet has become one of those essential utilities we just can’t seem to live without. Whether you work from home, stream video, surf the web or play video games you need to connect to a fast and reliable Internet provider to function in your everyday life. That’s where StratusIQ comes in. We’re a local Fiber Internet Provider that services the Greater Colorado Springs and El Paso County area. We bring Fiber to the Home through our extensive Fiber network.
What is Fiber Internet? Fiber Internet uses fiber-optics, which are tiny strands of plastic or glass, about the width of a human hair. They are bound together into cables and transmit coded signals through pulses of light. That’s Internet to your home at the speed of light! Not only is it fast, there are some other advantages of fiber:
- Higher data speeds
- Does not corrode
- Unaffected by lightning
- More secure
- Advanced monitoring and troubleshooting
Fiber Internet is the most reliable network connection you can have. Cable internet connections are impacted by factors that affect electricity. A fiber-optic internet access does not experience interruptions from these disruptions because the cables are made of glass and do not conduct electricity. This protects the cables from fluctuating power voltages and risk of fires. Since the fiber network cannot be interrupted as easily as other types of internet connectivity, it provides a more reliable network choice.
So, just how fast is Fiber Internet? Fiber internet connections work at speeds up to 1 gigabit per second—literally 100 times faster than those old copper wire connections. Fiber-optic internet lines transfer data using modulated light instead of electricity, which gives them much higher bandwidth capacity, since they’re not bound by the physical limitations of electricity conducting through metal.
Ok, it’s reliable and fast, but you may wonder what makes Fiber Internet so secure. As you now know, Fiber Internet transmits light instead of electricity. This means that electromagnetic signals can’t be radiated by fiber-optic cables. That makes the data nearly impossible to be intercepted by sensitive antennas. And if someone attempts to tap into a fiber-optic cable, there is a high chance the glass will break alarming our maintenance professionals, causing the attempt to fail. Through these measures, it’s easy to see why Fiber Internet is so secure.
With StratusIQ, you get the reliability, speed and security of Fiber Internet, plus a fantastic local customer service team! That’s right, we’re your neighbors! All our employees live and work right here in the Springs, so we understand the unique nature and challenges of the area. We’ll be there for you, not matter what. Customer satisfaction is our number one priority.
From the sheer unmatched data capacity of fiber, to its resilience to corrosion and inability to conduct electricity, every aspect of Fiber Internet contributes to a better customer experience. All the advantages make Fiber Internet a utility that improves your quality of life today.