Fiber Internet service is the fastest and most robust communications technology on the market, and its availability for homes and businesses across the United States is growing rapidly. Businesses that use cloud storage, e-commerce and more can count on fiber for reliable speeds while enjoying previously unattainable levels of security.

Keep reading to discover how fiber works and can benefit your business’s everyday operations.

1. Fiber Internet is truly faster than its cable or satellite counterparts.

Businesses can get noticeable results from Pavlov Media’s business connections of up to 100 Gbps. Compared to the 50 to 100 Mbps standard cable Internet provides, 100 Gbps will bring your business speeds you never knew were possible.

With this much speed, your network can handle multiple users and more data without performance issues. For example, if multiple team members attempt to download a large file simultaneously while connected to a fiber network, their download speeds might be less than a minute. On the other hand, if those same team members used traditional cable or satellite Internet, they may spend several minutes waiting for the file to download. Now imagine if your entire team had several minutes given back to them daily—your productivity would skyrocket companywide, leaving your competitors in the dust.

2. Upload and download speeds are almost identical with fiber.

If you’ve ever run an Internet speed test, you’re probably familiar with download and upload speeds. You’ve probably also noticed that when connected to satellite or cable Internet, your download speeds are significantly higher than your upload speeds. Why does this happen?

The truth is that most Internet service providers (ISPs) purposely give more bandwidth for downloads because most Internet customers download more than upload. However, fiber Internet eliminates this issue.

Fiber transmits data through light pulses, which makes transmitting data extremely fast. That means your incoming and outgoing data can go from point A to point B in record time, making upload and download speeds virtually the same.

Upload speeds are vastly important in a business setting. For example, high upload speeds enhance your conference calls and speed up file sharing across departments, which is another productivity win.

3. Fiber Internet protects your productivity during business hours.

In addition to sacrificing high upload speeds, ISPs often throttle (or slow down) their service to accommodate more users during peak Internet use times throughout the day. The major downside is that more users connect to the Internet during regular business hours, which means your staff may experience network slowdowns more often than you’d like.

With fiber Internet, throttling is a thing of the past. Because of its high speeds, fiber Internet can easily handle those busy times when more users jump on their network. In other words, your business can stop worrying about long load times and video buffering and stay productive from morning to afternoon.

4. Multitasking just got easier.

Whether your business is small, medium or large, fiber Internet can accommodate your staff’s connection needs. This is because fiber has more bandwidth than traditional Internet options, meaning more team members can work on the network simultaneously without encountering connectivity issues.

More team members working on projects with less downtime is the perfect equation for the higher productivity your business needs to stay ahead.

5. You can rely on fiber Internet when you need it most.

Most businesses rely on the Internet to function each day. When your business experiences frequent outages, the bottom line suffers. For example, if you run a grocery store that relies on a POS system, your entire operation shuts down when the Internet goes out. That means no sales and unhappy customers — a recipe for disaster. In other words, a reliable Internet connection is necessary for 21st-century businesses.

Fiber Internet is a go-to reliability solution. Fiber is safer from outages during extreme weather because it’s buried underground, data interferences and more. When you switch to fiber, you save your business a lot of unnecessary hassle.

6. Fiber Internet protects your data.

Remember the light pulses that transmit your data over fiber? Those pulses are almost as fast as the speed of light. This speed makes your workday run smoother, but another key benefit is the security it can provide.

Fast data transmission means that hackers can’t intercept your data as easily as they can with traditional Internet options. When hackers attempt to intercept your data, your IT department or vendor will notice the attempts faster, which means they can typically resolve them before the hacking is complete.

If you don’t have in-house IT, you can rely on Pavlov Media’s Managed IT services for your business. Contact us for more details.

7. Rain or shine, you’re more likely to stay connected when you use fiber Internet.

Suppose your geographic location is prone to severe weather. In that case, you know how frustrating it is when your business network goes down during a storm because of damaged infrastructure, mainly because you often don’t know when your team will be back online. 

Fiber-optic cables are usually buried underground, keeping them safe from weather-related damage. Fiber cables are also traditionally wrapped in metal as an extra precaution. Damage is sometimes inevitable, but weather-related Internet issues significantly decrease when you have fiber.

8. Save your business the hassle of damages with fiber’s water and temperature resistance.

In addition to a decrease in weather-related outages, fiber cables are temperature and water-resistant. While copper cables can corrode over time, fiber cables—made of glass—last much longer outdoors and over long distances.

9. Fiber Internet gives you a clear signal.

Your IT department or vendor is probably all too familiar with electronic magnetic interference (EMI), which occurs when electronic cables are too close together and creates data transmission issues.

Fiber cables, on the other hand, don’t transmit electricity, meaning they keep to themselves and don’t disturb nearby cables. This keeps your operations running smoothly and cuts down on IT tickets.

10. Fiber Internet is an investment in your business’s future.

Fiber Internet is the way of the future. Your business deserves 21st-century Internet to increase your productivity and stay ahead of the competition. At Pavlov Media, we invest in expanding our fiber backbone so businesses like yours can stay updated with evolving technologies and increasing staff sizes.

Are you ready to switch to fiber? Contact us today for a consultation.