Community Connect: Cutting the Cord

We’re sure you’ve heard about cutting the cord and making the switch to fiber. But what the heck is fiber and why would you want to do that? Well, there are some big benefits to making the switch.

Keep reading to learn more about fiber, why you should break up with your cable company and how you can learn even more about fiber with our Community Connect Facebook Live series!

What it means

Fiber optics are complicated to explain. Basically, it’s information sent on a beam of light through tiny glass strands. What this means for you is that you get high-bandwidth connections that allow communities like yours to stream more, download faster and upload quicker.

DSL and cable were great back in the day, but sending information over copper wire just doesn’t cut it anymore.

Why it’s popular

The reasons people love fiber are probably obvious (Who doesn’t like faster speeds and being able to stream more?), but there’s more to it than just that. Fiber is more reliable as it doesn’t rely on old technology, and there’s room for expansion as your needs grow.

It’s OK to do a happy dance right now, gamers. We get you.

With fiber, you can get a more reliable and faster internet connection than with standard cable. While there are a few differences, the bottom line is that you get to enjoy faster internet and streaming for your favorite shows!

Why it’s better

Times are changing, and with change comes a need to keep pace with more and more demand for bandwidth. The world and our consumption of digital media isn’t going to slow down. With the need to work from home and virtual schooling alone, we’ve seen DSL and cable providers pushed to the limit.

With fiber, there’s virtually no limit.

That alone makes it a smart choice compared to other providers. Whether it’s a month from now or in five years, fiber can keep up with your needs and make sure that Mom can look at family pictures, Dad can stream his favorite DIY shows and the kids can be gaming—all without disruption.

Community Connect

Check out our Facebook Live event on Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. EST to learn more about how you can break away from your current cable provider. With GoNetspeed, you can get a faster, more reliable service so you can work from home or binge-watch all day long without any interruptions!

Sign up for this live event here!

How you can make the switch

Ready to take the plunge and switch to fiber? Great! Just click the link below to see if we’re already in your neighborhood or when we’re planning on expanding into your neighborhood.