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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been able to explain a few of the ins and outs of what makes fiber optic internet the best option for you and your family. However, some benefits might have been lost during transmissions. So, let’s sum up our top five reasons to get Fiber internet.


As we explained in our What is Fiber blog, fiber optic internet uses light waves to send data through your service. Given that there’s nothing faster than the speed of light, it’s safe to assume that there’s nothing faster than fiber. Having such high speeds lets you send and receive information at incredible speeds, whether its video games, the news, or just emails.


What better way to complement speed than reliability? Unlike regular DSL, information sent through fiber optic cable is powered by LED lights. As a result your internet connection is less likely to be disrupted by inclement weather, electricity and frayed wires. So, you can go about your life without worrying about interferences.

Better Latency

Latency is measured in milliseconds and is described as the time it takes for data to go from the source to its destination. On average, Cable and DSL latency generally lands between 10-30ms, which is good, but Fiber cuts that time in half! Latency influences all aspects of the connectivity game and can cause disruption to normal life when speed is slow.

Multiple Device Connectivity

50 years ago, it would have been impossible to imagine having a home assistant like Alexa who can talk to your fridge to see what you need on your grocery list. The Internet of Things is expanding, so you need a strong, reliable internet connection to support that infrastructure. Fiber lets you connect multiple devices without straining a limited bandwidth so that your devices can communicate while you watch TV, work from home, or play video games.


The biggest downside of mass connectivity is the potential security risk involved. You can cut those risks in half by getting fiber internet. Copper cables transmit data through electricity, which can be tapped into by hackers to retrieve information. Fiber is significantly harder, if not impossible to intercept, because data is transferred by light through glass fibers. The glass would break before they even learned your middle name.

There are many more benefits to getting fiber for your home or business, but it can be hard to find the right service. Socket offers these benefits and tops them off with amazing customer care. Visit our website to check if your address is within our service areas or call 1-800-SOCKET-3.