AT&T Business Fiber FAQs
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Fiber optic internet is provided through special fibers or strands that are bundled into optic cables. Unlike copper lines, which are typically used for cable or DSL services, fiber optic lines are composed of plastic or glass strands that are used to transmit light. As the light moves through the optic cable, it reflects light to transmit information through encoded light signals, or binary, which is then decoded to present this information (images, text, sounds, etc.) to the end user.
1. Symmetrical Speeds
2. Faster Data Transfer
3. Highly Secure Internet
4. Symmetrical Speeds
5. Higher Bandwidth
7. 99.999% Uptime Guaranteed
8. Resistance to Interference
Click here to discover why your business should consider fiber internet services with One Ring Networks.
|Average Speeds Range||1 – 10Gbps||10 – 100+Mbps||3 – 7Mbps|
|Comparing Latency (Fiber vs. Cable vs. DSL)||Low Latency||Lower than DSL||Higher than Cable|
|Speeds Affected by Distance||No||Not Substantially||Yes|
|Connection Susceptible to Disruption/Interference||No||Yes||Yes|
Businesses across the nation rely on One Ring Networks’ high-performance fiber network to support the next stages of their business’ growth. By leveraging established partnerships and built-out networks, our fiber solution has helped businesses overcome their technology challenges by providing a proactive solution to help them control IT costs while also maintaining quality, data security, and the essential tools to meet their evolving digital needs.
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After a business or office location signs up for fiber internet service, installation can be expected to take place anywhere between 30 and 90 days. Here at One Ring Networks, we can get your business up and running with fiber services within an average of 45 days or less. However, there are various components that could impact this time frame. These include:
- Order Processing Time: Deploying fiber to a building requires cooperation with the incumbent local exchange carrier (ILEC). Internet Service Providers must work closely with these major carriers to ensure that the service request can be fulfilled…and this takes time. Approval must pass through multiple individuals and departments at these large companies before any installation can begin to take place.
- Bureaucracy: Obtaining a permit to begin construction to bring fiber into a building can be an issue. In highly regulated areas, expect time to be added on and the cost of installation to increase.
- Proximity to the Nearest Fiber Line: This factor will determine whether fiber is feasible to service a company’s internet connectivity needs. If fiber is local or close, expect installation to go ahead as planned, but if fiber does not run through or near the building, the company could be waiting some time. It may be best to explore another internet access option.
- Physical Obstacles: Fiber is a wired method of internet access so obstacles such as railroads and highways represent significant problems. Permits to extend the network beneath busy routes or historical sites can not only force the postponement of the installation date but can also impact the cost of service as well.
- Building Attributes: Does the building have an existing conduit in place? Is there sufficient space to install fiber? Does the conduit lead straight up into the building? If so, the installation becomes much more straightforward. If not, the building owner must be willing to make some upgrades to get fiber into the building. These upgrades would be at the expense of the customer (or property manager) and restrict the ISP’s ability to get into the building to install the fiber causing further delays.
For a business, it’s impossible to overstate the importance of fast internet and the role of sufficient bandwidth. As your business continues to grow, your bandwidth requirements will as well. If you’re not sure how much speed is necessary for your business to run smoothly, simply use our Bandwidth Calculator to find out. Our Bandwidth Calculator is a simple tool that will help you determine which internet speeds are best for your business.
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