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Monday, March 2nd, 2015 5:35 PM

Internet Speed Question - Fiber Vs Copper?

AT&T is my ISP.

 

I have Fiber Optic lines up to the house.

 

I'm told that once the Fiber Optic hits the house connection, it slows down because it then travels over copper wire.

 

How can I bypass or fix this so that the Fiber Optic goes all the way to my computer?

 

Thanks for any advise!

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9 years ago

@TiberiusKirk 

Are you in an actual fiber to the home area? If so, you likely just have fiber optic cable to your local neighborhood equipment which then uses copper to your home.

 

Fiber optic cable all the way to your computer is not practical in a home location. No home computers and such even accept fiber optic cable. At most, fiber optic cable is ran to the side of your home(assuming you're in a fiber to the home area). You wouldn't see any increase or decrease in speed compared to a basic Ethernet cable to your computer.

 

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9 years ago

Thanks!

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8 years ago

Why will my internet not stay on? Everytime I go to use it I have to put in my SSL and my password for it to work. This isn't right and it irritates me for the amount of money I pay, I'm rarely on it and internet company keeps telling me that I've used all my gigabytes, but it's never done for anybody to use.

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7 years ago

If you look on your bill it will say how much gigabits that you have used I use 97 gigabytes out of 500 gigabytes. But my down load speed is 1.7 uploads at .4. My service plan is for 8 gigabytes per second. I would be happier if I got that. I think my cell phone gets better speed....

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6 years ago

Fiber should go up 1GB, copper go only up 54mbps which is same as my WiFi.

According what do you say I rather stay with Time Warner Cable with 75mbps !

 

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