Internet designed with your community in mind
Mainstream Fiber provides customers and communities with affordable, reliable fiber optic service solutions and superior customer care. We work to educate communities about the benefits and value of high-speed internet. We invest in partner communities to grow cohesively with the direction of the modern age. Our fiber optic network doesn’t stop at the pole or take other half-measures; we make sure that it is a 100% fiber optic connection to your home, business, and beyond.
Benefits of Fiber
Copper cables were originally designed for voice transmission, not data transmission, and therefore have limited bandwidth. Fiber optic cables provide more bandwidth for carrying an increase of data than copper cables of the same diameter. This means the amount of data that is able to be transferred through a fiber optic connection is much greater than that through a traditional copper cable.
Fiber optic cables have a core that carries light to transmit data. This allows fiber optic cables to carry signals at speeds that are nearly as fast as light.
Fiber optic cables can carry signals much farther than the typical 328-foot limitation for copper cables. For example, some 10 Gbps single mode fiber cables can carry signals about 60 miles. Also, despite being carried over such long distances, fiber optic connections don’t suffer data loss or slowdown that can plague satellite internet.
Fiber is more resistant to temperature changes, severe weather, and moisture; all of which can hamper the connectivity of copper cable. Plus, fiber does not carry electric current, so it’s not bothered by electromagnetic interference that can interrupt data transmission. It also does not present a fire hazard like old or worn copper cables can. Also, because it is a direct connection, unlike satellite or wireless internet, the connection will remain strong even through the worst weather.
Thinner and Sturdier
Compared to copper cables, fiber optic cables are thinner and lighter in weight, in fact, most fiber strands are the diameter of a human hair. Fiber can withstand more pull pressure than copper and is less prone to damage and breakage.
Lower Total Cost of Ownership
The durability and reliability of fiber can make the total cost of ownership lower because less time and money have to be spent on repairing lines and installing new equipment, and this allows us to directly pass these discounts onto you.