Symmetrical internet speeds made possible by fiber internet are more important to the productivity of your business than you think. To understand symmetrical speeds, you first must understand fiber internet.
What is fiber internet?
Fiber optic internet commonly called “fiber internet” or “fiber” is a cutting-edge internet connection that uses flexible, thin glass wires to transfer data using light signals reaching speeds up to 940 Megabits per second (Mbps).
How is fiber different from what I currently have?
If you don’t currently have fiber internet, you most likely have cable internet which uses coax copper cables to transfer data. Fiber wires can send or receive data at 70% the speed of light rather than copper cables which transfer data at the speed of electricity. Fiber is the faster internet option for the future.
Fiber Internet Benefits:
- Fastest internet speeds
- Reliable connection
- Symmetrical speeds
What are symmetrical speeds?
Download speeds are the time it takes to receive data to your device over the internet whereas upload speeds are the time it takes to send information to the internet from your device. Traditionally, download speeds have always dominated upload speeds because cable connections were designed to maximize download speed since that’s what is used more frequently. So, you may be familiar seeing the two packaged as 200 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload as an example.
With fiber internet, download and upload speeds are equal hence symmetrical internet speeds.
Symmetrical Internet Speeds Table
Why should you care about symmetrical speeds?
From the table above, you can see that symmetrical internet speeds boost productivity because downloading and uploading takes the same amount of time. Whether in the office or at home, you now can upload and share large files without worrying about overwhelming the bandwidth or affecting other devices on the network.
If symmetrical speeds on fiber internet is important to you or will increase your business’ productivity, reach out!