Why Choose Wired Fiber?
Why choose wired fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP)? Because it is the fastest, safest, most secure, reliable, and energy-efficient way to stream Internet and video data.
Speed, Net Neutrality, Well-being
Fiber optic cables installed to every home can provide ultra-fast download and upload speeds of up to 1000 megabytes per second – with no data caps and no RF microwave radiation hazard. This allows us to take a precautionary approach to protecting our families’ health. Untested 5G wireless frequencies have not been proven biologically safe. Independent science overwhelmingly finds that non-thermal radiation can cause a multitude of health problems.
DSL and cellular services are asymmetrical – the data upload speed is not as fast as the download speed. But fiber service is symmetrical. This means you can upload content as fast as you can download it, which is a real bonus for home-based businesses, creatives, techies, wired smart city applications, and everyone.
Community-owned fiber offers neutral, data-secure delivery. Private internet service providers may choose to favour or block particular products or websites. But in community-owned networks the content is open. This limits proprietorial equipment upgrades, cyber-security risks, keeps costs down, and promotes net neutrality.
Sending data through fiber optic cables connected to our homes is many thousands of times more energy-efficient than streaming video data wirelessly through the air and from the curb. Wireless access networks are the biggest and most inefficient consumer of energy in the cloud environment. (Learn more here.)
Community-controlled wired fiber networks are unlikely to experience a data breach. But wireless networks are not secure. Hackers may easily access personal data. Security agencies across the globe are concerned about the national security threats posed by corporate-controlled wireless 5G networks. In Canada, telecoms are building wireless 4G and 5G network using microcells made by one of the companies in question, Huawei.