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June 15, 2022

Finding Out More About Today's Top-of-the-Line Fiber Technology

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Today's top technology keeps growing and expanding at an exponential rate so it's often difficult for users to stay informed about all the newest gadgets, gear, applications, and so much more. In this case, referred to as fiber optics, or optical fibers, this powerful platform may be confusing to some, especially at first glance (pardon the visual pun). So let's take a look at what it is, does, and why you might want to take advantage of this valuable and powerful service.

So, What is Exactly IS Fiber Optics?

In its most basic definition, the term fiber optic refers to the transmission of information as light pulses along, inside, or through a glass or plastic fiber. Think about the statement traveling along at the "speed of light" at over 285,000 miles per second, and we quickly see (another bad pun) the capacity of pure speed when using this powerful platform. 

NOTE: Technically, since the data or information is passing through glass or plastic, it's actually traveling approximately 30% slower than the speed of light, but that's still a respectable pace.

Why and How is it Being Used?

Fiber optic cables are primarily being used because of their advantages over traditional copper cables including being more affordable and longer-lasting. Other benefits include delivering higher bandwidth, greater transmission speeds, and superior performance. Primarily, it's used in long-distance, high-performance, data networking telecommunication systems including internet, television, and telephones.

NOTE: Expect this type of technology to continue moving forward making incredible strides with higher speed and better performance that are likely to continue to increase as time goes on. This will also make fiber optics more mainstream.

What Does Buckeye Broadband Have to Offer?

We have plenty of options available when it comes to affordable internet choices that deliver quality, performance, and speed depending upon your unique circumstances. For example, at the most basic level, the Buckeye Broadband 'starter internet' package is geared toward delivering stellar performance for a single user or perhaps a couple. 

However, as families continue to expand and small offices grow, multiple users often become embroiled in an online virtual battle for internet speed. There's really no winner in this situation and consumers should consider the total amount of people who will be wanting to log on simultaneously. Basically, fiber optics technology is like the cream of the crop, the top of the line, and the superior choice for the very best in speed and performance.

BB offers a number of staggered platforms that are available to new and existing customers so they're only paying for what they need.  When and if you want to upgrade (or downgrade) options are plentiful when you consider these download speeds:

  • Starter Internet that's perfect for basic needs (25 Mbps)
  • Essential Internet is the next level for more users (100 Mbps)
  • Ultimate Internet is great for families with multiple needs from entertainment to education (200 Mbps)
  • Supreme Internet kicks it up to the next level giving gamers an advantage (400 Mbps)
  • Fiber Internet is clearly ruling the roost with the fastest and best available in speed and performance (1,000 Mbps)

NOTE: You don't necessarily need to be part of a huge family or a small to medium-sized business to enjoy all of the benefits of fiber internet. Sometimes, we just feel the need, the need for faster internet speeds, an obvious nod to Top Gun. There are some working professionals and telecommuters that require this type of performance in order to operate efficiently in today's high-tech world. 

If you still have questions about fiber tech or are considering adding this affordable, high-speed service to your lineup, please feel free to visit the Buckeye Fiber page to see if it is available in your area. We're here for you with all the answers to your important queries and give you all the best of today's options when it comes to the very best current technology. Remember there's no question, comment, or concern that's too big or small for you to share.

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