What is Dedicated Fiber Internet?
First City Internet provides dedicated fiber Internet services throughout the greater Pensacola area. Dedicated fiber Internet services are designed for businesses that require faster download and upload speeds, lower latency (delay) and more reliable performance, particularly during peak usage times. Fiber Internet connections are also able to support higher bandwidth, making these type connections ideal for activities that require heavy data usage, such as streaming high-definition videos, online gaming, and downloading large files.
Dedicated fiber Internet is delivered to a business location completely through a fiber connection that is dedicated for use by the customer being serviced.
Fiber connections can deliver Internet speeds starting at 1 Gbps and going as high as 100 Gbps (based upon current technology). The connection speed is dependent upon the fiber type installed, the distance between routers and the type of routing equipment used to provide service. Long haul fiber is typically single mode and can handle whatever data transfer rate is supported by the head end equipment. This makes it possible to “upgrade” speeds as technology improves or equipment costs decrease.
Here are some of the benefits that dedicated fiber can bring to your business:
- Advanced Networking: Fiber based connections can be utilized to provide more than Internet connectivity. By implementing proper network configurations, business locations can “cross-connect” to other office locations and data centers.
- Speed and Bandwidth: Fiber-optic cables can transmit data at incredibly high speeds. It is not uncommon to find fiber Internet plans offering download speeds of 1 gigabit per second (Gbps) and as high as 100 Gbps. This allows for quick and seamless streaming, downloading, and uploading of large files.
- Symmetrical Speeds: One notable advantage of fiber Internet is its symmetrical speeds, which means that the download and upload speeds are equal. This is particularly beneficial for activities that require uploading data, such as video conferencing, cloud backups, and sharing large files.
- Low Latency: Fiber Internet typically has lower latency compared to other types of connections. Latency refers to the delay between sending a request and receiving a response. This is important for activities like online gaming, real-time video conferencing, and accessing cloud-based applications.
- Reliability: Fiber-optic cables are less susceptible to interference from electrical or radio frequencies, resulting in a more reliable internet connection. They are also less affected by weather conditions like rain or electromagnetic interference, providing a consistent and stable connection.
- Future-Proofing: Fiber Internet is considered a future-proof technology as it has the potential for even faster speeds and greater capacity. As internet demands continue to grow with emerging technologies and data-intensive applications, fiber-optic infrastructure is well-equipped to meet those needs.
- Availability: While fiber Internet is expanding in many areas, its availability can vary depending on the location. It is more commonly found in urban and densely populated areas, and some regions may have limited coverage or still rely on traditional copper-based connections.
Subscribing to a fiber Internet plan requires different routing equipment than would be found on a residential or business grade service. Installation requires installation of the proper fiber type to the customer premise and typically requires around 30 days to complete. Install times may be less for existing on-net buildings.
Not all fiber Internet services are the same. Be sure to compare our plans with dedicated fiber Internet plans, not the plans offered by other companies that promote fiber Internet that is not dedicated and likely has upload speeds that are much slower than download speeds.
All First City Internet Dedicated Fiber Internet Plans include:
- Dedicated fiber connection to customer premise
- Full synchronous bandwidth to customer router
- Multiple Internet backbone connections w/ redundant routing and BGP failover
- /29 IPv4 and /64 IPv6 address blocks
- Sub 2 ms latency to our edge routers
- Optional managed router
- Installation services for last mile fiber install (additional non-recurring charges apply)
- Speeds from 500 Mbps to 25 Gbps available
- Incremental 1 Gbps speed available for connections above 1 Gbps
- 100 Gbps available with sufficient lead time
- BGP routing for customer owned IP space
- Pricing starts at $500 per month for 500 Mbps dedicated fiber