The demand for fiber-optic Internet has never been higher. As our homes get smarter, and we turn to connected devices for work, leisure, education, and more, we expect a fast, reliable connection. For all of these reasons, adding fiber Internet capabilities to your home is considered a wise investment.
The Benefits of Fiber-Optic Internet
A 2015 study found that the addition of fiber-optic Internet can increase a home’s value by 3.1%. That’s equal to an additional $9,000 on a $300,000 home. In fact, it provides the same value as adding a fireplace or half bath. But how does this seemingly intangible addition make your home more valuable? The value lies in the wide-reaching benefits of fiber connectivity.
The obvious benefit is increased speed. As the number of remote workers and the self-employed rises (as we’ve seen during the current pandemic), the importance of reliable Internet speed at home is more apparent than ever before. A better connection improves efficiency and provides faster upload and download speeds.
Have you ever experienced one of those days where nothing will load? You can’t seem to browse the web and your Netflix account keeps buffering? With fiber, you can say goodbye to those bad connection days.
Not only will you receive information faster, but your information is also more secure with a fiber-optic Internet connection. Fiber doesn’t radiate signals, making it almost impossible to hack and increasing security.
It’s More Accessible Than You Think
Some have written off the addition of fiber connectivity due to the impression that its installation is expensive and time-consuming. We’re working diligently to build new infrastructure and make improvements that will bring high-speed Internet to more and more communities. If fiber isn’t available to your home or business currently, we hope to bring it to you soon.
Over the last few years, the cost of fiber-optic cable has decreased significantly. In fact, the cost of connectivity over fiber is less than the alternative legacy TV or phone cable. And as we’ve already covered, it’s an investment that will save you countless hours of the frustration that can come with an inferior connection.
Fiber Capability Is Still A Differentiator
These days, it’s hard to find a home without a master bathroom. But there are still many people who have yet to jump on the fiber-optic Internet bandwagon, so a fiber connection at your home can be a major selling point. An attractive feature for business owners, telecommuters, and families running several Internet-connected devices at once, fiber capability will help your home stand out from the rest.
Interested in adding fiber-optic Internet to your home?
Check out the fiber locator to see if your home is eligible for high-speed fiber Internet from OTELCO.