What are the Steps to Migrate my Services to Fiber?

Customer FTTP Migration Steps Fiber-To-The-Premises (FTTP) provides internet access by running fiber optic cables from our office directly to your home or business, facilitating faster speeds. Fiber optic cables need less servicing overall and provide the quickest data possible. To integrate Fiber into your home, it is necessary to complete the following steps: 1. Engineering [...]

December 29th, 2015|

Will Anything Need to be Mounted to my House?

Yes, a box called an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) will be mounted on the exterior of your house. It contains the electronics that convert a signal of light from the fiber into usable phone and Internet. The ONT measures 12˝ x 10˝ x 4.˝ In addition, there will be a box installed at your home [...]

December 29th, 2015|

When is my Neighborhood Being Built to Fiber?

Pioneer has already begun the process of installing fiber-optic cable to homes and businesses throughout our service areas. We plan to continue construction and fiber build across our exchanges. Service activation will happen in phases and you will be contacted prior to the upgrade of your fiber connection. If you would like for your area [...]

December 29th, 2015|

Is a 100% Fiber Network Really Necessary?

We have no reason to believe that innovation in Internet applications and services will ever slow down – in fact, all signs point toward their acceleration as high-definition video, telemedicine, distance learning, telecommuting and many other broadband applications come to market. Only fiber to the home is going to be able to deliver the bandwidth [...]

December 29th, 2015|

How Many Homes are Connected to Fiber (FTTH)?

​Fiber to the home networks are now available to nearly one-fifth of North American households, with more than seven million of them connected and receiving Internet, voice and/or television service via FTTH.​ Currently, Ulysses is FTTH and Hugoton and Lakin are being built.

December 29th, 2015|

Why is Fiber Optic Cables Now Being Directly Connected to Homes?

Connecting homes directly to fiber optic cable enables enormous improvements in the bandwidth that can be provided to consumers, both now and for many more decades of accelerating bandwidth demand. While cable modems generally provide transmission speeds of anywhere between five and 50 megabits per second on the download (and are generally much slower when [...]

December 29th, 2015|

What is Fiber?

Optical fiber is a hair-thin strand of glass, specially designed to trap and transmit light pulses. The fiber uses light instead of electricity to carry a signal. It is unique because it can carry high bandwidth signals over long distances without signal degradation, and it can provide those signals simultaneously in both directions – upload [...]

December 29th, 2015|

What is Fiber to the Home?

Fiber to the home (FTTH) is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires or coaxial cable. Fiber to the home is a relatively new and fast growing method of providing vastly [...]

December 29th, 2015|