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Communication services over fiber-optic lines is an exclusive, cutting-edge technology that is available in only a few American communities. FiFTH is currently connecting areas of Lincoln County homes to fiber.

How does High-Speed Internet over fiber optics work?
Fiber optics are long, thin strands of very pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. They are arranged in bundles called optical cables and deliver laser-generated pulses of light. When the data reaches your home, it is converted to electrical pulses that transmit data signals. Since light can travel so quickly, you can transmit an enormous amount of data at incredible speeds.

What are the advantages of High-Speed Internet over fiber optics?

Why is FiFTH Broadband better than other connections? Many high-speed Internet services are available, but some are better than others.

FiFTH Broadband vs. dial-up
FiFTH Broadband is much faster than dial-up connections:
Dial-up services have nearly reached their technical limit. Low costs and compatibility with most phone lines made dial-up popular among individual PC users. Dial-up Internet might not be good enough if you're more than a casual Internet user. If you download a lot of information, High-Speed Internet would be more practical for you.

FiFTH Broadband vs. cable Internet
FiFTH's service offers more security than cable Internet access:
Cable Internet technology is antiquated because users share their connection with their neighbors. People on the same cable network may be able to hack into each other's computers. FiFTH's service is the best because users enjoy their own private, dedicated connection. Plus, cable Internet's speed shrinks when several people in a neighborhood are surfing.

FiFTH Broadband t vs. wireless Internet
Weather can disrupt wireless Internet:
You can have wireless Internet as long as you have a clear line of sight with the signal tower. Wireless service requires a small dish mounted outdoors to receive data sent from a tower. Even rain, snow or the trees in your yard can disrupt wireless Internet service. FiFTH Broadband works rain or shine.

What system requirements do I need in order to have High-Speed Internet?
Windows PCs: Macintosh PCs:

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