Surry Telephone has began the process of replacing its copper network with a state-of-the-art fiber optic network that will carry communication services using light waves instead of electricity. Our new network with its amazing capabilities is called Fiber Connect. In the communications industry, such networks are known as Fiber-to-the-Home or FTTH. FTTH is the most advanced communication system available in the world today, and will be the technology relied upon worldwide to deliver communications in the future.
Although our current copper network has allowed us to offer superior quality communication services, copper networks (like ours or those offered by cable companies) will soon be unable to provide the bandwidth necessary to offer new, exciting technologies like 100 mbps internet service, HD streaming video, advanced voice services, and many others.
While many communications providers brag about utilizing “fiber” in their networks, unless they provide it all the way to the home, they cannot measure up. That is why Surry Telephone is going all the way to your home with Fiber Connect, and why we will be able to offer the fastest, most reliable, most capable, highest quality communication products available just about anywhere.
*RVA, LLC home owner and developer survey and research commissioned by the FTTH Council, 2009.
Don’t mistake the claims of some companies who say they have an “enhanced fiber optic network”. What they have is a hybrid connection mixing a single fiber line with the aging technology of coaxial cable. What’s the difference? Fiber-to-the-Home is a 100% fiber optic connection made directly to your home or business with the ability to carry large quantities of data an enormous distance—much faster.
Fiber technology delivers clear advantages over standard coaxial cable:
*Refers to wired connection. Wireless service or multiple devices connected to the internet require a router.
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