Fiber is faster, more secure and reliable.

Fiber is the future of the Internet. Summit Broadband’s state-of-the-art fiber-optic network is superior to cable in so many ways. It’s a dedicated connection with significantly higher speeds and data capacity allowing you to connect everything and everyone with smooth, buffer-free streaming, communications and sharing. It’s more secure, too, resistant to data breaches, damage from weather and power outages. Being connected to fiber Internet can even increase your business or home value!
(source: fiberbroadband.org)

 

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Fiber uses small flexible strands of glass to transmit data as light.

Cable uses coaxial copper cable insulated with aluminum, a copper shield and an outer plastic layer.

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Fiber transmits data faster, clearer and over greater distances without loss of quality.

Cable is typically slower and has less bandwidth than fiber.

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Fiber lines are secure and more difficult to detect or tamper with.

Cable lines are more at risk of being tapped, comprising your personal or sensitive data.

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Fiber is not susceptible to interference from weather conditions, radio signals or electromagnetic sources.

Cable, which functions on the transmission of electrical signals, is susceptible to interference from harsh weather conditions, radio signals and electromagnetic sources.

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Fiber provides symmetrical speeds meaning uploads and downloads are equally fast - ideal for video conferencing, uploading and sharing large files or online gaming with friends.

Cable only offers asymmetrical speeds, meaning you are typically subject to sharing bandwidth with your neighbors, resulting in inconsistent, typically slower speeds, especially uploads.