What Is Fiber Internet?

March 22, 2024 | Tachus Community

Fiber internet is a type of internet service that utilizes fiber-optic cables, which are made from bundles of glass strands. Data is transmitted through these glass strands as pulses of light, providing blazing-fast speeds that far outpace any other type of internet connection.

Fiber optic internet can achieve the fastest internet speeds in the world. Over the years of fiber optic development, each advancement has revolutionized how high-speed internet is achieved.

Now as the accessibility of fiber internet continues to grow, the future of fiber has never been brighter!

Benefits of Fiber Internet


Lower Latency

Enhance your online gaming, stream seamlessly and never buffer again! Fiber’s ultra-low latency makes your internet experience, smooth, speedy, and responsive.

Synchronous Connection

Fiber can reach high upload and download speeds at the same time. Get the competitive edge in online games as your data is sent to and from the server at lightning-fast speed.

Blazing-Fast Internet

Fiber can achieve the fastest and most reliable internet speeds. With up to 5GBPS directly to your front door, fiber is perfect for supporting high speeds on multiple devices.

Enhanced Durability

Fiber optic cable is extremely durable, providing reliable connections even in the harshest of weather. With fiber cable’s strong material and underground installation, it’s effectively weatherproof.

Longer Lifespan

Fiber optic cable is built to last. While copper cable components need to bereplaced on average every 5 years, fiber cable can last for 20-40 years.

How does Fiber Optic Internet Work?

Fiber internet uses light to transmit data. Quick bursts of light travel through the fiber cable at blazing-fast speeds. Once the signal reaches its destination, the light hits a photoelectronic sensor that converts the signal into data that devices can understand.

If you have Tachus at home, this conversion happens in the Optical Network Terminal (ONT) that’s installed on the side of your house. The ONT then sends the signal to your router, which transmits the connection to the internet throughout your home.

Fiber Internet Outpaces the Competition

Fiber internet is currently the fastest and most reliable internet service available. When you stack it up to other internet signals sent via copper cable, 5G or satellite, the choice is clear, fiber is on top.



Fiber boasts consistently faster upload and download speeds than traditional cable internet. With significantly more durable components and lifespan, it’s easy to see why fiber infrastructure is replacing cable.


While 5g can achieve speeds ranging from 25-1000 Mbps, fluctuations can be quite frequent due to poor weather, obstruction from buildings, or your distance from the tower. 5G internet can’t provide the high-quality, reliable connection that fiber can.


While getting your internet from space may sound cool, your experience may vary. With satellite internet requiring such a massive travel distance, high latency is the norm. However, fiber internet has the lowest latency of all internet connections, providing high-speed responsiveness beyond the competition.

What Equipment is needed for Fiber Optic Internet?

Upgrading to fiber requires two pieces of equipment:

1.       An Optical Network Terminal (ONT)

An ONT is a specialized piece of equipment that will replace your traditional modem and is installed when you upgrade to fiber. The ONT is a device that converts the light signal sent through the fiber optic cable into a digital signal that your router understands.

Your fiber technician will install the ONT on the side of your home and connect the buried fiber optic cable to it. From there, it will feed into your house where it is connected to your router.

2.       Fiber Optic Router

Fiber optic routers are specialized to transmit signals at blazing-fast speeds. A router takes the translated signal from the ONT and establishes a wireless internet connection for your home.

Unfortunately, you won’t be able to use your traditional cable router after you upgrade. But once you experience the speeds achieved with Tachus Fiber Internet, you’ll wonder why you didn’t upgrade sooner!

Getting Fiber Installed at your Home

On the day of your fiber installation, a drop-bury crew will dig a thin trench that runs from your house to the fiber-line. They drop a dedicated fiber-optic cable that connects your home directly to the network infrastructure. Don’t worry, this process is minimally invasive, and the crew will plant fresh sod, so your grass regrows.

After the fiber line is ran, a technician will come and install the Optical Network Terminal on the side of your home. They’ll run the fiber-line through the ONT and then feed it into your home.

Once inside, the technician will establish your connection with the fiber router. If you have multiple mesh systems, they will help select locations around your home for the most optimized connections. Once that’s setup, they help you sign in and establish connection on your devices.

In total, a fiber optic installation takes between 30minutes to around an hour. Once your fiber internet is established, you can start experiencing unmatched blazing-fast speeds!

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