Fiber Optics is a service that many business customers want which provides the fastest, clearest, and most advanced service possible. Receive High-quality broadband, television and voice services with Piedmont’s Fiber Optic connection. Businesses connected to our Fiber Optic Network are technologically advanced and ready for the services of tomorrow.
Although our current copper network has allowed us to offer superior quality communication services, copper networks (like ours or those offered by cable companies) will soon be unable to provide the bandwidth necessary to offer new, exciting technologies like 100 mbps internet service, HD streaming video, advanced voice services, and many others.
While many communications providers brag about utilizing “fiber” in their networks, unless they provide it all the way to the home, they cannot measure up. That is why Piedmont Communications is going all the way to your home with Fiber Connect, and why we will be able to offer the fastest, most reliable, most capable, highest quality communication products available just about anywhere.
*RVA, LLC home owner and developer survey and research commissioned by the FTTH Council, 2009.
Don’t mistake the claims of some companies who say they have an “enhanced fiber optic network”. What they have is a hybrid connection mixing a single fiber line with the aging technology of coaxial cable. What’s the difference? Fiber-to-the-Home is a 100% fiber optic connection made directly to your home or business with the ability to carry large quantities of data an enormous distance—much faster.
Fiber technology delivers clear advantages over standard coaxial cable:
*Refers to wired connection. Wireless service or multiple devices connected to the internet require a router.
Fiber optic cable is a bundle of fiber optic threads made of pure glass each about the diameter of a human hair. Fiber optic cable uses light instead of electricity to carry a digital data signal. Therefore it is able to transmit information at virtually unlimited speed and capacity (higher bandwidth).
Optical fiber is unique because it can carry a high-bandwidth signal enormous distances. The longer the distance the signal travels on copper or coaxial cable, the lower the bandwidth. Fiber networks can also be upgraded by changing the electronics or using different lasers that increase the bandwidth without changing the fiber itself. That’s why fiber networks are said to be “future proof.”
Standard costs for a Fiber Connect installation are typically $400 or more. At this time we are waiving costs for standard installation and activation to our current customers and to new customers if two or more services are subscribed from Piedmont Communications. (Services include Phone with TV or Broadband)
No. Fiber Connect will not increase telephone rates unless you choose an upgraded service. Over the long term, the lower maintenance costs and increased capacity afforded by fiber should provide rate stability. We will also be able to offer more service options for very little, if no additional cost.
No. However, Fiber Connect customers will likely notice an improvement in the quality, reliability, and stability of their services. If you’re a high-speed internet customer, you will not need a modem or router unless you choose to have a wireless connection or have multiple computers connected to the internet.
Though we will dig a trench across your yard to provide you with a Fiber connection, our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. We will select contractors who have that same respect and who will be responsible to promptly restore your property to a condition as close to original as possible.