Gear up for back-to-school season with the first part of our three-part series dedicated to upgrading your internet experience. In an increasingly digital world, your choice of internet service is as critical as picking the perfect backpack.  Our series will focus on the benefits of fiber internet over traditional cable internet, looking at aspects like speed and performance, reliability and security, and the benefits of planning for your digital future.

First up? Understanding why fiber’s speed and performance outshine traditional cable.

A Quick Intro to Fiber Internet

Fiber internet uses thin strands of glass to transmit information as pulses of light. Imagine a highway with cars traveling at the speed of light. That’s fiber. And because light travels fast, you get to enjoy lightning-fast internet speeds.

Cable internet, on the other hand, uses copper cables – like the ones used for cable TV – to transmit data. But copper can’t match the speed of light, so it’s generally slower and less efficient than fiber.

Cable might have been the go-to choice for residential internet in the past, but fiber is fast becoming the new favorite. More and more households are switching to fiber as it becomes readily available. Why?

The Need for Speed and Performance

With summer days fading and the bustle of back-to-school shopping taking center stage, it’s clear: A new school year is right around the corner. This means kids will soon be diving into online research for projects, participating in virtual study groups, and maybe even attending a few online classes. With all these digital demands, having a high-speed and efficient internet connection becomes not just a luxury, but a necessity. That’s where fiber internet shines.

So, why is fiber the standout choice when it comes to speed and performance?

Let’s paint a picture: Your teenager is researching for a crucial history project due in two days, your middle-schooler is uploading their science project (or maybe downloading the latest expansion pack for their favorite game – we’re not judging!), while you’re catching up on your streaming shows. With a cable connection, this would be the digital equivalent of a traffic jam. 

But with a fiber connection, it’s a different story. You’re not sharing your bandwidth with your neighbors. This means no more internet “rush hours.” Homework gets done on time and your show streams smoothly.

Another advantage of fiber is its ability to offer equal upload and download speeds. This is vital when you consider a typical evening in a busy family household. Your child is upstairs, diligently working on a video project for school (and definitely not gaming). It’s a big file that needs to be uploaded to the class website by tomorrow. Meanwhile, in the home office downstairs you’re preparing for an important meeting. Your colleague has just sent you a substantial presentation to download and review. With a cable connection, one of you will have to compromise. But with fiber, there’s no need for trade-offs. You can both send and receive heavy files at the same speed.

And then there’s the bliss of buffer-free streaming. It’s one thing to experience a cliffhanger because of a great plotline, but it’s an entirely different and frustrating scenario when the suspense is caused by unreliable internet. The anticipation is no longer thrilling – it’s annoying. With a fiber connection, you’re spared from unwanted buffering.

In essence, choosing fiber internet is choosing peace of mind for the whole family. No more worrying about internet speeds or disruptions – just focus on making the most of the school year and beyond.

Empire Access: Your Local Fiber Provider

As a local company, we’re not just in the business of fiber internet, we’re in the business of people. And remember, with us, you’re family. We know your name, not just your account number.

We’re proud to offer you the fastest internet in the Northeast, according to independent reviews in 2022. We invite you to check out our plans, designed with the needs of every household in mind.

Check Availability Now!

Don’t wait until the first day of school to find out your internet service can’t handle the demands of the school year. Stay ahead of the back-to-school rush. Check availability in your area and join the Empire Access family today.

Remember, with Empire Access, you CAN have it all – unparalleled speed, reliability, and service that treats you like family. Stay tuned for our next post where we explore more benefits of choosing fiber over traditional cable internet.

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