All providers seem to claim they have fiber networks. What’s different about fiber to the home?

Don’t be fooled! It is true that most cable and DSL networks use some fiber. In these networks, the fiber carries the signal close enough to homes so that copper can carry it the rest of the way. However, this approach requires expensive, difficult-to-maintain electronics at the point where fiber meets copper. The available bandwidth is far less than an all-fiber network. And these halfway approaches do not allow symmetrical bandwidth – cable and DSL systems can’t upload information​

December 29th, 2015|