What is Fiber Internet and Why is it Better?

We talk a lot about fiber internet and the great services it can provide, but what exactly IS fiber internet? No, it’s not what your sweater is made of or what’s in your favorite breakfast cereal. Here’s the scoop on fiber!

Traditional cable uses copper cable – that stuff you see poking out of a coaxial connection. And while copper cable is certainly better than its predecessors, it can’t compete with fiber-optic cable. Optical fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made of glass that is pulled to a diameter slightly thicker than a human hair.

Fiber transmits information via light rather than electricity. In fact, fiber can send data at 70% the speed of light! That’s a speed that traditional copper cable can’t touch. Additionally, because fiber uses light rather than electricity, it’s not affected by bad weather, meaning when it’s storming and you want to watch a movie, you can rely on fiber.

Because fiber is so fast, it boasts symmetrical speeds. This means that whether you’re on a video conference call, playing your new video game online with friends, or anything in between, you get lightning fast speed – in both directions, which old-fashioned cable can’t do.

One final benefit to fiber? It’s infinitely upgradable. Once fiber is installed, you can upgrade it for years to come. That means no more digging up your yard just to get faster internet speeds.

So, what are you waiting for? Switch to Point Broadband’s fast, fiber Internet today!

Cost Comparison: Old-fashioned Cable TV vs. Streaming

It’s true that you get what you pay for most of the time. But is that always what you want?

With old-fashioned cable TV, you get hundreds of channels. More channels than you could ever watch. Twenty years ago, showing off your never-ending lineup of channels was a big deal. But now? Not so much.

You see – traditional cable doesn’t give you all those channels for free. You pay (a lot) for them. In fact, you keep paying more for them as rates continue to rise due to increased programming costs (traditional cable companies raise rates as much as twice per year). And why? If you’re not into home improvement, baseball, professional wrestling or true crime, why pay for channels that specialize in that type of programming?

With streaming, there’s a better way. You’re able to pay for the channels you actually WANT to watch – not the ones that come in a one-size-fits-all package. That saves you money and gives you a better experience.

Plus, as the cost of programming increases, you can bet that the cost to watch that programming will increase as well. Having hundreds of channels you never watch can make your bill spike before you know it.

If you’re ready to cut the cable and move to streaming, Point Broadband has a tool to help you figure out which service is right for you. You can even sign up for multiple services and STILL pay less than you’re paying for old-fashioned cable.

With streaming, you get what you WANT to pay for.