Why Fiber Optic Internet is More Beneficial for Your Home and Your Wallet

Why settle for Internet service filled with glitches and constant buffering when faster, more reliable fiber optic Internet is an option? NfinityLink offers both Fiber Optic Internet and Cable Internet; both are popular choices, but many do not know the difference between the two services. How do you choose which is best for you?

We’re making the edge in online options more accessible than ever for the Greene County and Grifton area. To help you make the right choice, you need the facts on what you get from fiber and cable internet.

What is Fiber Optic Internet?

Fiber optic internet uses a private, dedicated line. This allows data to travel faster, even during high usage. Fiber optic lines are more stable because they are made entirely out of glass and do not conduct electricity. This means no copper wires and less risk of a fire. It also means that your service is less likely to be interrupted during a storm or power outage.

Cost and Accessibility

Cable

5 mbps:  $39.95/month
10 mbps:  $44.95/month
20 mbps:  $49.95/month

Cable is more widely available for home use than fiber connections, although it may not be available in rural locations. Internet speed may suffer with more people on the network including slower download and upload speeds. Did you know you actually share your cable connection with your neighbors? Although sharing may not affect you’re your download speed, your reliability may suffer.

Fiber Optic Internet

20mbps:  $20/month
50mbps:  $40/month
250mbps$50/month
450mbps:  $70/month                                                                                                                     

With fiber optic internet, you have your own private line, meaning networks are harder to hack. With fiber internet, internet speed has a guaranteed base download and upload rate, unaffected by other users on the network. Your internet is also less likely to go down during a power outage because lines are made entirely out of glass rather than copper wire.

Choosing between cable and fiber optic really depends on your needs, but knowing the difference helps to ease your decision. NfinityLink is committed to serving customers with the fastest, most reliable internet connection available, accessible at the area’s lowest cost. Contact our NFinityLink Communications team in Snow Hill to learn more about the advantages and availability of cable and fiber internet.