Learn About Fibre Technology, and Wightman's Commitment to Fibre to the Home
Fibre internet technology, also known as fibre-optic internet or simply “fibre,” is a high-speed broadband internet connection that utilizes fibre-optic cables to transmit data as pulses of light. These cables are made of thin strands of glass or plastic that can carry data over long distances at incredibly high speeds. Fibre-optic internet is known for its exceptional speed, reliability, and several advantages over other types of telecommunications technology, such as DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) and cable internet. Here’s why fibre is considered superior:
Speed: Fibre-optic internet provides some of the fastest internet speeds available to consumers. It can offer symmetrical speeds, meaning both upload and download speeds are nearly identical and can reach gigabit speeds (1 Gbps or 1,000 Mbps). This makes fibre ideal for bandwidth-intensive activities like streaming 4K/8K videos, online gaming, and large file uploads/downloads.
Low Latency: Fibre internet has very low latency, which means data packets travel quickly between your device and the server. This low latency is crucial for online gaming, video conferencing, and other real-time applications where delays can be noticeable.
Reliability: Fibre-optic cables are less susceptible to interference and signal degradation compared to copper-based cables used in DSL or cable internet. They are also less prone to environmental factors like weather, which can affect satellite connections, and wet ground, which can affect copper based connections.
Symmetrical Upload and Download Speeds: Many other types of internet connections, such as DSL and cable, have significantly slower upload speeds compared to download speeds. Fibre-optic internet offers symmetrical speeds, ensuring that your uploads are as fast as your downloads. This is important for video conferencing, cloud storage, and remote work activities.
Scalability: Fibre infrastructure is highly scalable, making it easier for internet service providers (ISPs) to increase speeds and bandwidth as demand grows. This means that fibre internet is well-suited for future technological advancements and increased data usage.
Security: Fibre-optic cables are difficult to tap into or intercept compared to traditional copper cables. This added security can help protect your data from potential eavesdropping or hacking attempts.
Longevity: Fibre-optic infrastructure has a longer lifespan and requires less maintenance compared to older technologies like copper. This can result in a more stable and consistent internet connection.
- Growth: Bringing Fibre to communities makes them more attractive to businesses, attracting both jobs and homeowners and enhancing home values.
Fibre internet technology is considered better than other types of telecommunications technology due to its exceptional speed, low latency, reliability, symmetrical speeds, scalability, security, and longevity. It provides a superior Internet, TV, and Phone experience, especially for users requiring high bandwidth and low latency for gaming, streaming, and remote work.
Fibre is expensive to install, but Wightman has decided to invest in this valuable and necessary technology in the rural communities it serves because we know that small-town Ontario deserves access to the same technology as big cities. It’s an investment in the future that we feel will pay off for all of us.
Our world is connected like never before, and Wightman connects communities for the future. From providing outstanding customer service to giving back to our communities, our deep-rooted values and commitment to our customers are the foundation of our continued growth and success.
Learn About Fibre Construction in Your Community
Sending signals at the speed of light, fibre optic cables are the gold standard of infrastructure. Used primarily for intercontinental undersea cables, fibre optics are the fastest method of communication known today. Wightman extends this system to its users, bringing you the highest speed internet available.
Phone carried over fibre provides the same user experience but carried over fibre optics. These signals are then converted into a traditional signal at junctions to existing phone lines. Fibre optics offers a higher rate of signal travel and allows your home to be reliant on only the most modern cables, which won’t corrode or short circuit.
With high definition video quickly becoming the norm, cable companies are continually serving the increasing bandwidth requirements of your television. With Wightman, you will have a system more than capable of handling the future demands of high definition and ultra high definition television.
Main Line Construction
General Design, Lot Surverys, Locates, Vac work, Fibre Jetting & Splicing, then Ground Restoration
Individual Line Construction
Bringing Fibre from the main line to your building or home
How do I get Fibre to my Home?
Fibre to the Home construction is underway in our communities, but we won’t bring it to your home without your permission. If you want Fibre to your building or home, you must call 1-888-477-2177 and request it!
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Customer service is available by phone Monday through Friday, 8am to 7pm and Saturdays 10am to 4pm, excluding statutory holidays.
Text messages and emails sent outside of those hours may not be answered until the start of the next business day.