By Bill Gerski, Beacon Broadband Vice President of Marketing and Sales
What is fiber broadband?
Unlike traditional copper cables, fiber-optic cable is stronger, more reliable and can transmit data faster than cable. It is actually strands of glass about the size of a human hair, and data is transmitted over it using light. Data travels along the glass fiber at the speed of light—186,000 miles per second. No other cables are as fast.
Let’s Talk Seamless Symmetric Speed
Beacon Broadband’s fiber internet offers seamless symmetrical speeds. In other words, fiber internet allows users to have equivalent upload and download speeds. Because most users download more often than upload, most internet providers without fiber tend to prioritize download speeds. But with work from home, distance education, online homework, telemedicine and e-commerce becoming parts of our everyday lives, upload speeds are just as important. The same can be said for small and large businesses, and medical facilities. So it’s reassuring to know Beacon Broadband offers customers symmetrical—the same upload and download—speeds to deliver a superior experience. If you get a 1 Gig—or 1,000 megabits-per-second—internet package, your download and upload speeds will be 1,000 Mbps with no data caps.
Let’s Talk about Speed
One of the biggest benefits of Beacon Broadband’s fiber network solutions is next generation fast speeds. In most cases, speeds are 10 to 20 times faster than standard internet providers. While we offer speeds of 500 Mbps, 1,000 Mbps and 2,000 Mbps, our network can deliver speeds of 40 Gbps. That’s 40,000 Megabits per second; enough speed for the largest school or business in our area.
Because the Beacon Broadband network is built with fiber optics, it is designed to last more than 50 years. It is the most future-proof network architecture available in the world today.
The copper and satellite competitors simply can’t beat the speed and reliability our local fiber-optic network can offer.
At Beacon Broadband, we believe fast, reliable internet is one of the most necessary tools for employees to be productive and companies to be responsive to customer needs. Without a reliable fiber internet connection, your employees experience more downtime, declines in productivity and delays in project completion. Beacon Broadband’s outstanding enterprise product portfolio allows your business to experience more streamlined, successful workflows.
Let’s Talk Reliability
Because fiber-optic cables can handle more users and data at consistently higher speeds, you can count on Beacon Broadband to be there when you need it. Nothing is worse than internet slowing or failing during a critical time. This can waste time, crush productivity and cost you money.
Let’s Talk Security
Traditional copper networks rely on electric signaling that can bleed and is susceptible to interception and corruption.
Beacon Broadband’s fiber network uses light instead of electric signaling. This light does not bleed and has a much lower risk of interception or corruption. This provides an important additional layer of security that can make or break a business.
Let’s Talk Future Proofing Your Network
Did you know the average U.S. household has about 25 connected devices, according to Deloitte, from computers and tablets to smart thermostats and video-enabled doorbells? With a fiber connection from Beacon Broadband combined with our next-generation wireless routers and extenders, there is enough bandwidth and speed to support all of your computers and devices today while also being ready for all of your network needs in the future.
At Beacon Broadband, we understand that owning and running a business, whether small or large, is hard work. It takes patience, foresight, planning and, frankly, guts. It’s a risk to put your livelihood on the line to build something from the ground up and create something bigger. Not giving yourself all the available tools for success is a great disservice.
Beacon Broadband’s fiber internet gives businesses in Curry County, and soon Coos County, the speed and reliability needed to compete and excel in an increasingly fast-paced and mobile economy. Imagine the time you can save by not having to worry about uploading data that may take up to 300% longer without a fiber connection. That is time you could be using more efficiently to run your business.
Fortunately, the Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative Board of Directors, along with its members, made the investment to construct fiber optics throughout Coos and Curry counties.
Because of this, residents and businesses will have access to the online and networking resources they need to meet today’s challenges. The pricing has never been more affordable than it is right now, and the value that it gives a business has also never been higher. Quite frankly, in today’s world, it’s a necessity.
Only you know what is best for your business, but there are many compelling reasons to seriously consider Beacon Broadband’s fiber solutions.