Welcome to the fiber optic Internet service information base. In this section we'll share with you more detailed information about fiber optic Internet service, and providers in addition to helpful tips, and articles about fiber optics in relation to Internet services.
Fiber Optic Internet Providers
There is currently only one fiber optic Internet provider (FiOS) that delivers high-speed Internet directly to your home via fiber optic cables. Other fiber optic Internet providers currently deliver fiber optic internet service over a fiber network, but use copper to connect your home to the "last mile". The largest fiber optic internet providers in the U.S. are Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, and Qwest Heavy Duty Internet.
Fiber Optic Internet Speed
Internet service delivered over fiber optic cable is extremly fast with download speeds up to a whopping 50Mbps, and even faster in some areas with some fiber optic Internet networks capable of speeds of 100Mbps. In general anything over 12Mbps download speeds may be a fiber connection as opposed to DSL. Fiber optic Internet service provides some of the fastest download, and upload speeds available for the home today.
Fiber Optic Internet Providers in My Area
Since fiber optic internet service is fairly new, it is not available everywhere. If you've used a search engine to look for "fiber optic Internet providers in my area", you'll be able to see first if it's available, and secondly compare available fiber optic internet plans, speeds, and prices. Many providers are expanding their fiber optic networks, so you may see fiber optic Internet services available in your zipcode, or at your service address sometime in the near future.