What builders need to know about fiber internet
One of the many things 2020 taught us was the importance of a strong, reliable network connection. As a builder, it’s now more important than ever that you set your clients up with the best network infrastructure possible.
That’s where fiber comes in. Fiber-optic internet is steadily becoming available in more cities throughout Colorado with every passing day, with Denver at almost 80% coverage. Instead of using copper Cat wires, which transmit internet through electricity, glass fiber-optic cables actually transmit through light.
Fiber provides equal upload and download speeds, and increased bandwidth, essentially future-proofing the home for advancements in streaming and Internet of Things (IoT). A prime example of how homeowners increasingly need these high speeds is Netflix’s recommendation of minimum speeds of 25 Mbps for streaming 4K or Ultra HD content. As an added bonus to homeowners, the glass cables are less susceptible to drops in coverage due to severe weather.
But how do you bring fiber into a building?