The Benefits of Fiber Internet and Why Your Business Needs It

Fiber Internet | By Northland Communications Team

In today’s digital age, reliable and fast internet is essential for businesses of all sizes. Fiber optic internet, a type of internet connection utilizing fiber-optic cables to transmit data, is becoming the preferred option for businesses that require maximum performance and reliability. In this article, we’ll explore the advantages of fiber internet and why your business needs it. 

What is Fiber Internet?

Fiber internet, also known as fiber-optic internet, is a type of internet connection that uses fiber-optic cables to transmit data. Light is used to transmit data at incredible speeds through these cables, which consist of thin strands of glass or plastic. Unlike traditional copper-based internet connections, fiber internet is not affected by electromagnetic interference, and is on average 20x faster than regular cable internet and 80x faster than DSL. That means faster, more reliable internet. 

Advantages of Fiber Internet for Businesses

  1. Faster Internet Speeds: Fiber internet can deliver internet speeds up to 20x faster than regular cable internet and up to 80x faster than DSL. As a result, businesses are able to transfer large files and data more quickly, stream video and audio without buffering or lag, and achieve a higher level of internet performance.
  2. Greater Reliability: Compared to traditional copper-based internet connections, fiber internet is less susceptible to interference and signal degradation. Businesses can expect consistent performance, even during power outages, weather events, fire hazards, and more.
  3. Security: Fiber internet is more secure than traditional copper-based connections. Businesses can transmit sensitive data over the internet without worrying about data breaches or cyberattacks. Northland Communications offers fiber customers complimentary DDoS protection up to 1GB (which accounts for 76% of all attacks). DDoS attacks are malicious attempts to disrupt normal traffic on a targeted server, service, or network. 

Switching to Fiber Internet:

If you’re interested in switching to fiber internet, follow the three simple steps below.

Step 1: Visit and check out our fiber-optic network availability map. 

Step 2: Fill out our contact form and a representative will be in touch within 24 hours. 

Step 3: Get ready to power your business with Central New York’s fastest and most reliable telecommunications provider.