It's no secret that next generation services like HDTV, online gaming, and video calling need high-speed broadband networks
to perform at optimal levels. Traditional cable television and phone networks utilizing decades-old (sometimes even century-old)
technology simply do not have the ability to deliver broadband services properly. Even when portions of these out-dated networks
are upgraded, data for applications like video streaming must still be compressed or downgraded, resulting in a noticeable
loss in video quality.
Fiber optic cable has up to 1,000 times the capacity of the old copper wire utilized by the phone company to provide you
phone service. It can provide speeds nearly 270 times faster than dial-up internet service and up to 20 times faster than
DSL or cable modem data connections. What this means to you is true HDTV, without compression, Internet surfing at the
speed of light, and access to cutting edge broadband services now.
Our Network vs. Theirs
Don't be fooled by claims that fiber networks are created equal. Only networks, like ours, built using a
"Fiber to the Premises" (FTTP) architecture truly deliver all of the advantages of fiber optics to the consumer.
Our fiber optic cable is delivered all the way to your home or business, which means your connection is never shared
with your neighbors. Other networks that utilize fiber such as "Fiber to the Curb" or "Fiber to the Pedestal" networks
do not offer this type of connectivity. These types of providers still use copper wire to connect their networks to your
home, which means your connections are shared and service quality is limited. As new customers are added and usage increases,
data speeds get slower and slower. And because these networks have a limited capacity for broadband services, it's likely
that next year's newest product or service may not be available.
All Metronet services are provided over a 100% state-of-the-art, all-fiber optic network.
By signing up for Metronet services, you'll receive the speed and capacity only fiber can offer and you won't have to
pay more for it. In fact, you may even save money.