A fiber connection lets you hop online thanks to fiber-optic cables, which use light signals to send data to and from your computer.
Because of the newer technology behind it, fiber internet far surpasses DSL and cable internet in terms of internet connection speed and reliability.
Fiber Internet is the latest change to the way data is transferred around the globe. It’s much faster than cable, way faster than dial-up, and can carry large amounts of data in a single line, often reaching multiple terabits of data transfer fairly easily.
Cable internet uses coaxial cable, also made from copper, and is generally bundled with the same cables used to run the television network. This is why many ISPs offer bundled plans with a TV subscription and Internet Access. The average speed for cable varies but ranges from around 20 Mbps to 100 Mbps.
In West Quay Offices we offer 1.5 Gbps fiber internet with highest download, upload and ping speeds. As it can be seen on speed test screenshot below.
Internet speeds are measured primarily in download speed since we often consume most of our internet content by downloading it (think streaming video or downloading an attachment in an email). But upload speeds are also important—especially when it comes to Zooming. Watching someone else on Zoom uses download speed while sharing your own video and screen on Zoom uses upload speed.
Upload speeds in most internet connections tend to be significantly slower than download speeds—in the case of cable and DSL connections, your uploads could be up to 10 times slower than your downloads. However, our fiber internet line in West Quay Offices often gives you matching download and upload speeds, which makes your Zoom calls go super smoothly.