|The future of broadband technology.|
What is Fiber-Optic Cable?
Fiber is the future of communications technology. Fiber optic cable contains strands of optically pure glass, thinner than a human hair, which carry digital information over long distances. Digital signals are sent as pulses of light down the glass fibers, without interference or limitation. This digital transport system is faster, clearer, more reliable, and will give you the bandwidth to access the digital communications services of the future, and today’s IP-based broadband apps such as digital streaming TV , VOIP, video conferencing, home security systems, remote appliance management, and residential internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.
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|Fiber Technology and Your Future
In the coming months you will see our crews working in your neighborhood. These are exciting times for our company and our customers. We are building more fiber routes every day, all over southeast Idaho. We just installed a new all-digital switch, built for the information age, that runs on Internet Protocol. We have access to as much bandwidth on our fiber backbone as we need through Syringa Networks. We want you to enjoy your time online. We want you to be able to work from home if you choose. If you are not with Direct Communications, your local broadband company, you are missing out on being part of the best broadband network in the state.
We are now in the process of steadily upgrading older neighborhoods that were previously on copper, to fiber. Arbon is complete. We have a 5-year plan to convert all of our exchange areas from Bear Lake to Rockland to 100% fiber to the home. This is obviously going to be an enormous project, requiring millions in investment dollars, but we feel that each person in our rural exchange areas deserves fiber to the home.
This is our community too, and we are committed to ensuring the economic vibrancy of our rural towns. We at Direct Communications want to help provide a great quality of life for all of our customers. I see fiber optic cable as being non-negotiable to ensure the economic future of rural America, not just for our customers, but also for us to stay relevant as a communications provider. Some politicians in Washington feel that rural Americans don’t need as much speed as people in cities. I would argue that rural folks need high speed internet even more than their city counterparts because we are so remote, and fiber is the only way you can push a good, unlimited broadband signal out far enough to reach all of our customers. Having access to unlimited broadband is the future to economic development and personal educational opportunity in this global information economy.
Please be patient with us as we roll out this plan to bring you better broadband service.
The Fiber Optic Advantages Are Clear
Frequently asked questions: Fiber-To-The-Home Technology
How will a fiber connection improve my life?
Do I need a modem with Fiber-to-the-home internet service?
Does my home need to be wired differently to take advantage of fiber-to-the-home?
Is a fiber network more expensive to build than copper?
Will I be charged for the installation of fiber to my home?
How is fiber optic cable installed?
Why a buried fiber network?
Will Fiber increase the Value of my home?
Will fiber increase my monthly rate?
Will new equipment be installed at my home?
Will getting fiber to my home disturb my yard or property?
What should I expect during the upgrade?
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