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How do fiber optics work?

Fast internet speeds are important when seeking a new service for your home. Think of how the people in your home use the internet: How many evenings are all the members of your household streaming their own entertainment on tablets, laptops or smart TVs? You need fast internet to handle these increased demands today.

That, then, is why your home needs fiber optic internet service.

Fiber optic cables are made up of extremely thin strands of glass or plastic known, not surprisingly, as optical fibers. These fibers are a better alternative for home internet than traditional cable or DSL connections because internet speeds are far faster with fiber connections.

How fast? The average residential internet connection in the United States transmits data at a speed of about 10 megabits per second. Snip Internet’s fiber-optic infrastructure, though, boasts speeds of up to 1,000 megabits per second.

This makes streaming videos, uploading files to the cloud, online chat, and downloading files all faster. This increased speed will keep your home’s internet connection strong without any hiccups.

Cable and DSL connections are limited when it comes to speed because they both rely on copper wires to send data. This is old technology. How old? These are the same kind of wires telephone companies use to transmit people’s voices over landlines.

If your home happens to be located far from your internet Service Provider, the worse your internet connection might get if you’re relying on cable or DSL connections. That’s because signals can weaken when data must travel longer distances through copper wires.

Fiber optic cables don’t face this problem. Fiber optic cables retain a strong signal even over long distances. Because of this, they are a good choice for building owners and renters who don’t want a slow connection.