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1.2 TB or Unlimited
(depending on your location)
In select markets. For 24 months. No Term Contract. Taxes not included. Automatic payments and paperless billing required.
for 12 months.
for 12 months w/1-yr. agmt.
for 1 yr. Plus installation, activation, modem rental, taxes & fees. Price includes $10/mo. discount for autopay & paperless billing.
for 12 months plus taxes w/AutoPay & Paperless bill
For 12 months in select markets. Includes $5 discount for 12 months w/ ebill & autopay. Equipment priced separately.
For 12 months in select markets. Includes $5 discount for 12 months w/ebill & autopay. Equipment priced separately.
Exclusive to Texas
for 12-month pricing. Equipment priced separately. Includes $10 discount w/ ebill & autopay. Equipment priced separately.
In select markets. For 12 months with Autopay & Paperless billing. Equipment & speed availability may vary by area.
Hybrid fiber internet is not difficult to come by. Major Cable providers like Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, Xtream Powered by Mediacom and Optimum by Altice now use advanced hybrid networks and a mix of the latest technologies to deliver Fiber-powered internet as fast as 1 Gbps for downloads. You may not get equal upload speeds, but for home usage what matters more is the power to download, and better bandwidth―and you get a lot of that!
As for a Fiber-to-the-Home connection that delivers the full advantage of a 100% fiber-optic network, availability is still limited albeit increasing.
|Provider||Max Download Speed||Data Allowance||Monthly Price||Availability*|
plus taxes. Autopay & Paperless Bill req’d.*
*Price after $5/mo autopay & paperless bill discount (w/in 2 bills). Monthly State Cost Recovery Charge in TX, OH, NV applies. One time install chrg may apply. Ltd. avail/areas.
|31.06% of AT&T’s footprint in 21 states|
in select markets. Speed may not be available in your area. Maximum download/upload speed of up to 940 Mbps via a wired connection. Paperless billing required. Taxes and fees apply.
|22.67% of CenturyLink’s footprint in 16 states|
For 6 months. $69.95/mo. for months 7-18. Regular price $89.95/mo. Internet download speeds may vary and are not guaranteed. Observed speeds may vary. All speeds not available in all areas. Offer valid for new residential subscribers only.
|100% of MetroNet’s footprint in 13 states|
|Ziply Fiber||1 Gbps||Unlimited||
For 12 months w/autopay and paperless billing. Price shown before taxes and fees.
|50.30% of Ziply’s footprint in 4 states|
*Fiber coverage stats by provider as per the FCC Broadband Map (2020 Public Release)
|Internet Service Type||Max. Download Speed||Max. Upload Speed||Latency||Reliability|
|Fiber Optic||5 Gbps||5 Gbps||8 ms – 13 ms|
|Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial||1200 Mbps||50 Mbps||12 ms – 26 ms|
|Coaxial Cable||500 Mbps||50 Mbps||12 ms – 26 ms||May slow down at peak times|
|DSL||35 Mbps||10 Mbps||21 ms – 37 ms|
|High-Speed DSL||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||21 ms – 37 ms|
|Fixed Wireless||50 Mbps||5 Mbps||Similar to DSL||Depends on the line of sight, and can be affected by harsh weather conditions|
|Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||600 ms – 800 ms||Vulnerable to harsh weather conditions|
Fiber internet is the most cutting-edge service type available today. It is delivered by cables made of optical fibers that transfer data via light pulses―at speeds much faster than all other mediums and with minimal degradation, even over very long distances.
Based on the types of networking technologies used by a service provider, you can either get hybrid fiber internet or pure. Where a hybrid connection uses a mix of Fiber and Coaxial/Copper wires, 100% Fiber reaches you solely over fiber optic lines.
A pure Fiber connection delivers a high-quality broadband service that is more powerful, many times faster, gets you much more bandwidth, depicts ultra-low latency and is far more reliable than other service types―you can forget the slowdowns at peak hours!
|City/State||Fiber Network Coverage %|
|Woonsocket, Rhode Island||100%|
|Brookings, South Dakota||100%|
|Patterson, New Jersey||99%|
|Pawtucket, Rhode Island||98%|
|Providence, Rhode Island||97%|
|Warwick, Rhode Island||97%|
|New Ark, Delaware||97%|
|Derry, New Hampshire||96%|
|Kansas City, Kansas||96%|
|Kansas City, Missouri||96%|
|Jersey City, New Jersey||95%|
|Cranston, Rhode Island||95%|
|Trenton, New Jersey||94%|
|New Ark, New Jersey||93%|
|Tom’s River, New Jersey||93%|
|Fort Wayne, Indiana||92%|
|Hyde Park, Massachusetts||91%|
|New Castle, Delaware||89%|
|Myrtle Beach, South Carolina||89%|
|Silver Spring, Maryland||89%|
|Bronx, New York||88%|
|Overland Park, Kansas||86%|
|Manhattan, New York||83%|
Fiber broadband involves data transmission via light pulses through optical fibers that constitute fiber optic cables. Optical Fibers are like small glass strands and are bundled to form cables. Since data is carried through light pulses it travels at ultra-fast speeds. Fiber optic cables can carry data without degradation for up to 60 miles. Over longer distances, optical amplifiers are used to boost the signal and ensure minimal data loss. Fiber broadband is less vulnerable to interference and has a greater capacity to carry more data through in a given amount of time. It is the fastest and most reliable internet type in the market.
Fiber broadband can deliver speeds up to 10 Gbps (10000 Mbps). However, such high speeds are not yet available for residential consumption. Currently residential customers can expect to see up to 6/6 Gbps―which is still lightning fast. No other internet connection type, DSL, Cable, Fixed Wireless or Satellite can deliver such high speeds even for downloads.
Pure Fiber is not yet readily available everywhere in the U.S. You will need to check availability in your area. However, many service providers are using advanced hybrid networks that deliver Fiber-powered cable broadband with download speeds up to 1200 Mbps. To determine which fiber broadband providers are serving your neighborhood call at 855-349-9328.
A pure Fiber connection requires an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) which acts like a modem and connects you to the provider’s network. The ONT also connects to your router for WiFi connectivity around the house. If fiber optic infrastructure pre-exists in your area, the provider will only have to install the network equipment, otherwise the ONT as well.
Pure Fiber broadband requires an Optical Network Terminal which acts like a modem and connects you to the provider’s network. The ONT also connects to the router to deliver WiFi connectivity around the house. For Fiber-powered cable broadband however you will require a Cable modem that is able to support the delivered speeds. All providers offer customers equipment compatible with the type of service they provide.
Gigabit internet simply refers to the speed an internet connection delivers, which is 1 gigabit per second. Fiber is the technology used for connections that support 1 Gbps speeds and higher―it acts as the source of the gigabit internet. If an internet provider offers gigabit speed, that means their network is either fully or partly powered by Fiber.
It is true Fiber broadband is the perfect choice for homes with multiple users who enjoy surfing, streaming, gaming, and also need the internet to work from home or attend online class. However, what is often overlooked is Fiber enhances the quality of your experience with higher bandwidth, ultra-low latency, consistency, and its overall reliability. This makes it an ideal choice for a seamless experience in homes that are equipped with voice assistants like Alexa, smart appliances like thermostats, lights, locks etc., and smart security devices like cameras, video doorbells, smoke alarms etc.
If you are looking for a pure Fiber service you should go for service plans from AT&T, CenturyLink, or MetroNet, depending on your location. Fiber-powered cable broadband from providers such as Xfinity, Spectrum, Cox, and Xtream Powered by Mediacom is more readily accessible around the country. To determine the Fiber service plans available in your area call at 855-349-9328.
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