How is Fiber Optic Internet Installed

Fiber Optic Internet Installation

Sparklight Business fiber optic Internet solutions are perfect for companies looking for a business ISP that can deliver reliable, scalable, high-bandwidth fiber optic business-class Internet connections. Fiber optic cable installation takes more time than other Internet options, so if your business is looking to upgrade to fiber optic Internet for today's fastest speeds and scalability as your company grows, you'll need to plan ahead.

How is Fiber Optic Internet Installed?

Every fiber optic cable installation is different because there are different variables for every situation. Because fiber optic cable installation is more complicated than other Internet connection methods, in many cases construction will be required. With construction, comes permits, ranging from federal permits, state/county permits, highway, railroad, Power Company, or private permits related to easements or Tribal lands. Permits can take weeks to years to issue contributing to the fiber installation process. Once permits are approved, then fiber optics installers get to work digging trenches to bury the cables for underground installation, or string them along telephone poles for aerial installations. Once the fiber optic cable installation is complete outdoors, your fiber optics installer will complete the process inside your business location.

Who Should Choose Fiber Optic Internet?

Fiber optics enable the very fastest Internet connections currently available, which makes these solutions perfect for tech-enabled companies who are heavy Internet users. Medium and large companies that rely on cloud-based line-of-business applications like Office 365, Salesforce or QuickBooks, cloud storage options like Box or Google Drive — or to power servers and telephony equipment — can quickly recognize productivity benefits for their employees which fiber optic Internet can provide.

What Fiber Optic Internet Options Are Available?

Once you've decided on a fiber optic cable installation, you still have some decisions to make about the type of solution that best meets your needs. Two options are generally available depending on the providers in your area:

  1. Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)
  2. Passive Optical Network (PON)

Dedicated Internet Access (DIA)

Whether your business needs to provide Internet access to a large number of users or run bandwidth-intensive applications, Dedicated Internet Access can provide symmetrical bandwidth with speeds ranging from 10 Mbps up to 10 Gbps, generally scaling in 1 Mbps increments. DIA isn't shared with other subscribers on the network and generally is more costly than shared fiber optic Internet solutions.

Passive Optical Network (PON)

A Passive Optical Network is a system that brings an optical fiber Internet connection and shares it among several businesses generally between 16 and 64 business depending on the PON System configuration specifications. Symmetrical bandwidth plans are generally available up to 1 Gbps and because it's a shared service, the cost of the service is typically less than Dedicated Internet Access.

Sparklight Business Fiber Optic Internet Features

When you choose fiber optic Internet service from Sparklight Business, you'll find a business partner who will help you create a customized solution that is exactly what your company needs. You'll enjoy 99.9 percent uptime with our 24/7 year-round proactive network monitoring and support delivered through our state-of-the-art, best-in-class nationwide fiber optic backbone. This provides our customers with super-reliable connections and faster speeds than other regional providers.