What is Fiber Optic Internet?

Solutions at the Speed of Light.

Fiber internet has become known as the gold standard of residential and business internet connections, and for good reason! Fiber offers much faster speeds over longer distances than traditional copper-based technologies like DSL and cable. Whether you’re watching a movie on Netflix or video chatting with family across the globe, with the right equipment to support your fiber-speed connection, your experience will be seamless and quick.

Fiber internet literally offers solutions at the speed of light. Data is sent on fiber optic cables via pulses of light, so the signal is very fast. Unlike other “high-speed” platforms, you’re not sharing bandwidth with others outside of your home. So it doesn’t matter what your neighbors are watching, playing, or doing; you have your very own high-speed highway coming right into your home.

Here are the benefits of fiber internet in a nutshell:

  • Quality: Fiber’s main conductor is glass, which cannot generate electricity, so it is resistant to all sorts of interference and produces a connection of superior performance.
  • Speed: Fiber redefines the “high-speed” experience. Our introductory package offers speeds of 25 mbps down and 10 mbps up, which is roughly 100 times faster than traditional dial-up and nearly 10 times faster than DSL or basic cable packages. This isn’t any high-speed platform; it’s fiber-speed.
  • Price: Because fiber optic cables cost less to maintain, the price for service is much less than cable, and very competitive with DSL, but with far superior speeds.

The one major disadvantage to fiber internet is its limited availability. There is a significant cost to building a robust fiber infrastructure to deliver the superior service experience. Fortunately Midwest Energy Cooperative is stepping up to serve where others won’t, and answering the call to bring solutions at the speed of light. We are investing in a fiber communications system across the electric distribution grid for utility benefit, and leveraging that investment to bring fiber-speed internet to members who previously have been unserved and underserved with reliable, high-speed options.

Ready to get started? Visit the TeamFiber homepage to learn more about the project and sign up.