Harrisonville Telephone Company What is Fiber Internet

If you work remotely and your family members stream movies and play live video games, you may be wondering how to reduce Internet lag times. The answer to pleasing everyone in your home may be as simple as switching to fiber Internet.


Key Advantages to Fiber Internet


We’ve all heard the saying “faster than the speed of light.” Well, fiber isn’t running faster than light – because it’s running at the same speed as light. Rather than transmitting data in the form of electricity as metal cables do, fiber Internet transmits data in the form of light through tiny optical (glass) fibers. It reaches maximum speeds of about 1,000 Mbps, exceeding speeds that other technologies can reach. Your household may not need 1,000 Mbps of bandwidth, but it may still benefit from a fiber upgrade.

How much speed do I need?

To figure out how much bandwidth you need, it helps to determine how many users are online at once. If only a couple of people are surfing the web and sending emails, 50 Mbps is usually enough. If a handful of people are using the Internet and some are streaming HD-quality videos and downloading full music albums or movies, you may require over 100 Mbps. Since fiber Internet is capable of speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps, the advantages that can come with having fiber are many.

Benefits of Fiber-Optic Internet

In addition to having higher bandwidth capabilities, fiber comes with the following advantages:

  • Resists electrical interference. Whereas cable Internet may go out with a power outage, fiber Internet is more likely to remain connected.
  • Large files can upload and download faster. Instead of waiting for an HD movie, album, or work file to download, fiber allows it to finish in seconds.
  • Back up large photos, videos, and even your entire hard drive to the cloud within minutes.
  • Get more out of HD TVs. Newer, higher-quality smart TVs have more pixels to deliver sharper pictures, but they take up more bandwidth. Fiber Internet lets you fully enjoy the home theater experience.
  • Live video interaction with no interruptions. Without enough bandwidth, telemedicine visits or meetings with co-workers can often freeze or lag, but fiber offers a no-fail connection similar to an in-person visit.


Interested in HTC Fiber Internet?

If you want to hear more about our Fiber to Home plans, just ask! HTC is constantly rolling out fiber to homes throughout Monroe and Randolph counties, and we currently offer plans from 50 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps. To find out if fiber is available in your area and if so, which package is best for your household, give us a call at 618-939-6112 today.


Harrisonville Telephone Company is a provider of reliable, cost-effective Internet (for streaming, gaming, surfing, viewing, listening, downloading, and more), television (hundreds of channels, free HD, VOD access and more), and phone ( unlimited local and long distance, voicemail, caller ID, etc.). Want to learn more about our great home or business bundles? Visit our website, call us at 618-939-6112, or fill out our Contact Us page. We look forward to hearing from you.