The case for fiber internet: Why fiber should be your first choice

Yolisa Motha
Internet Provider Comparisons

The thought of searching for a new internet service provider or switching internet connections is most likely giving you a headache already. HomeLinkd answers all your questions to help you choose and compare a fiber deal fit for you. But first...

4 Things you need to know about fiber internet

1. What is fiber made of?

Fiber technology is second to none. Internet reaches your home through fine, hair-like cables made of glass. These cables are bound together, enclosed by a protective plastic covering, and placed underground.

Data and information then move through these cables to and from your device. Placing fiber cables in the ground can be a laborious process, which is why fiber expansion is slower than wireless technologies — and why fiber providers only bring it to areas with a demand for it.

2. How fast are fiber-optic cables?

Think Usain Bolt, King Cheetahs, or Formula 1 racing cars... and then times it by a thousand. Data transmits through fiber-optic cables at the speed of 186,000 miles per second. Just two strands of fiber cable can send the equivalent of 24,000 phone calls. Impressive, right?

Fiber is one of the fastest-growing internet connections 

By 2025, fiber across the globe is predicted to be the dominant fixed broadband platform. Although fiber internet is growing faster in Europe and Asia and slower in North America, it still accounts for 56% of global broadband subscribers, making it the majority choice. In the US, fiber internet penetration is at about 43%.

3. Is fiber in your area?

Several fiber providers across the US cater to specific states, cities, or suburbs. You'll need to check with a fiber provider in your city to see if your area is covered. The most connected states in the US include Rhode Island, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Hawaii, Utah, Oregon, Washington, and Delaware.

4. Do I have to buy my own equipment?

Nine times out of ten, your fiber provider will give you a router to use. Your monthly installment is something to factor. You'll likely have to return the router if you cancel your subscription or switch providers.

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AT&T is the most extensive fiber provider in the US, with an aggressive plan to grow to 30 million customer locations by 2025. AT&T offers uncapped fiber packages and free equipment and installation.

Frontier FiOS

Frontier FiOS is found in 29 states and is considered one of the US's fastest-growing fiber providers. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Frontier added 45,000 new fiber customers —and plans 10 million fiber-to-the-home locations by 2025.


Spectrum is well known for its cable TV, home phones, TV, and internet bundles — making Spectrum a good choice if you want diversity. Spectrum is also available in 41 states. 

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300 - 1000

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$55 - $80

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Included modem, Access to Wi-Fi hotspots across the nation


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USA's top fiber providers available on HomeLinkd

With fiber providers expanding lightning-fast, your area is likely already covered or soon. Fiber is fast, reliable, secure, and ideal for the home or office. What are you waiting for?

Get a call back for a reliable and super-fast fiber connection today!

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Written by:
Yolisa Motha
Senior Copywriter

Yolisa is a word artist who's on a quest to help businesses make an impact so powerful - it causes a ripple effect. If Yolisa isn't painting pictures with her words, you'll find her hiking up a mountain or soaking up the beach sun.

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