About BT Fiber Internet
Fiber optic Internet produces faster data transfer speeds via the use of light pulses that form an electromagnetic carrier that is capable of sending data at faster speeds through the use of a glass tube. This type of Internet connection is more expensive and complex to install however it produces an extremely fast connection over extended distances. Usually the longer the distance the slower your Internet connectivity will be but this is not the case with fiber optic Internet.
There are several different options available for establishing fiber optic Internet connectivity. It is important to note that the options may vary depending upon your location and the availability of fiber optic by your local Internet Service Provider.
That said the fastest connection is through a direct fiber optic connection in which the Internet Service Provider will run a direct line from their central office to your home. This is significantly more costly however the payoff is worth it because you will be able to enjoy the benefits of a larger amount of bandwidth for running applications that depend on a high speed Internet connection.
An Ethernet connection is the simplest form of establishing connectivity to the Internet. With the use of an Ethernet modem and a Ca5 cable you can be up and running rather quickly. Although an Ethernet connection is easier and less costly to establish, it may be difficult to achieve a high speed connection depending on how far your location is from the central office of the Internet Service Provider. The farther away you are the slower your Internet connection will be. This is not the case with fiber optic Internet in which distance is not a factor that determines data transfer speeds.
If you establish a direct connection to your home chances are you will need a network device that converts the fiber optic signal to enable it to communicate with your PC. This device is typically installed on the exterior wall of your home and allows the signals to be interpreted by the fiber optic modem or telephony equipment if you are using it. You will also need a router that is capable of accepting a fiber optic connection. Most standard broadband routers are not equipped for this type of connection however you can verify this information with your Internet Service Provider.
These are a few of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to fiber optic Internet connectivity. The type of connection you can establish will depend upon your location and the options that are provided by your Internet Service Provider.