Why fiber optics?
Fiber optics are laser-generated pulses of light that travel over hair-thin strands of glass fiber. Because light travels faster than any other power source, fiber optics make everything faster. Uploading, downloading, image quality and phone clarity are all improved because fiber optics send information with the speed of light.
What do cable companies use?
Traditional communications companies use copper lines to transfer their signal to your home or business. While they may advertise the use of fiber optics, EPB Fiber Optics is the area’s only provider that uses 100% fiber optics - that is, fiber optics all the way to your home or business, eliminating the interferences that come with copper connections.
Specifically, copper is susceptible to heat, weather and many other environmental factors, such as electromagnetic interference, which can interfere with your connection. So, many weather conditions may affect the signal entering your home or business, causing slower downloading speeds and lower picture quality on your television.
Also, since copper networks have active electronics in the system, there is the risk of signal distortion, loss of data and a general degradation of quality. Fiber optics networks simply do not have these limitations.
And when it comes to upload speeds, the velocity of fiber optics cannot be matched. Because traditional copper lines focus much of their bandwidth on sending signals out, they’re extremely limited when it comes to uploading new information. Fiber optics, however, are capable of producing upload speeds that are just as fast as download speeds, and the EPB Fiber Optic network does just that. With EPB Fiber Optics, you can count on the speed you need to upload pictures, music and movies faster.
Why should I choose fiber optics?
Thanks to its speed, clarity and reliability, EPB Fiber Optics is the best way to enjoy television, phone and Internet service in your home or office, plain and simple.
We will continue exploring this exciting technology and plan to share everything we discover with our customers.
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Does Fi-Speed Internet require a modem?
There is no modem required for Fi-Speed Internet.
Do you provide routers and/or wireless routers?
Fi-Speed Internet service does not include a router. If you choose to purchase a router for Fi-Speed Internet, newer models will best support our ultra-fast speeds. Our gigabit (1,000 Mbps) speed service is best supported with a commercial grade router; we recommend you consult an electronics store for more details.
If you subscribe to our Smart Network service, a router is included and will be set up in your home.