Fiber has become the de facto standard for bandwidth-intensive businesses.

As companies rely more and more on the Internet to access all of the cloud applications that run their businesses, reliable service and consistent access are key. Wicked Bandwidth’s next generation network delivers high-speed, fiber-based Internet options at competitive rates made available through a unique building-centric approach.

Fiber Optics

Fiber optics refers to the technology that utilizes light to transmit data across strands of glass (optical fiber), opposed to being sent as electrical pulses through conductive metal such as copper wires.

Among other benefits, optical fiber technology allows users to send and receive significantly more data at faster speeds than many of the traditional coaxial (“cable”) or copper networks. What’s more, fiber is less prone to interference because the data being transmitted is sent in the form of light, rather than electricity.

Long, thin strands of glass, about one-tenth the diameter of a human hair, are bundled together to form optical cables. The glass strands within the cable act as a conduit or channel for flashing lights to relay digital code from one point to another.

This entirely optical (light-based) technology is used to transmit light patterns that serve as Internet, telephone or T.V. signals. Through fiber optical communication, signals and information can be transmitted really, really fast. How fast? Roughly 69% the speed of light. Although current technology has not completely harnessed nature’s capabilities, hollow core fiber tests have produced speeds 1,000 times faster than today’s state-of-the-art fiber optic links, and at much lower latency.

In addition to the benefit of speed, fiber optic cables themselves contain silica cores that allow for scalability, enabling users to increase data capacity easily. Facebook recently transmitted over 17 terabytes on a pair of fibers, an amount of data (in 1 second) that equates to everything contained in the Library of Congress.

Wicked Bandwidth's Fiber Network

From its inception, Wicked Bandwidth’s network was built to leverage a powerful fiber backbone equipped with the latest generation optical gear. Powering your business with Internet services delivered on a superior network translates into higher data-transfer rates, faster load times and a better experience overall.
Moreover, Wicked Bandwidth’s network can vastly improve business productivity through benefits including:
  • The ability to download and upload huge files without disruption
  • Faster speeds that facilitate improved collaboration
  • Faster access to cloud-based applications
  • Significant reliability advantages over copper

Internet connectivity can successfully be transmitted through various technologies including copper and more recently, fiber optic networks. Each offers benefits and limitations, however when it comes down to speed and security, fiber is the clear winner, hands-down. Though copper infrastructure is still widely used, we’re here to tell you there’s a better way, and a better choice for Internet service.

In today’s fast paced business environment, the ability to communicate and collaborate quickly is essential. While it is widely understood that fiber is faster in terms of transmission speed, there are additional benefits such as superior transmission distance, heightened security and greater overall durability. 

 

FIBER

COPPER

Pros

  • Newer technology
  • Less maintenance
  • Less equipment
  • Scalability / growth
  • Privacy
  • Strong SLA and guarantee of service
  • Typically known for lower price
  • Quicker installation
  • Doesn’t always require committed term
  • Suitable for back-up or residential Internet surfing

Cons

  • Pricing varies
  • Can require construction
  • Sometimes involves install

To address these common issues, Wicked Bandwidth has a unique building-centric approach.

  • Older technology
  • Weak signal
  • Signal leakage
  • Shared or communal service
  • Regularly over-subscribed
  • Requires more transmitting equipment

 

* Wicked Bandwidth's Building-Centric Approach to Fiber

Unlike other Boston providers, Wicked Bandwidth provides fast, reliable and cost effective services utilizing a building-centric approach. Through this approach, Wicked can offer fiber at more reasonable prices by servicing entire buildings.

Network slowdowns and cable modem outages can be frustrating and ultimately restrict productivity. Unlike other options, there are far fewer “stops” along our paths — your network goes directly from your building to one of the largest carrier hotels in the Northeast.  What’s more, we maintain more than sufficient bandwidth to support our customers and don’t subject you to oversubscribed service.  Learn about the differences between fiber and traditional coaxial/cable connections.

FIBER

CABLE MODEMS

Pros

  • Speeds up to 10 GB
  • Symmetrical bandwidth
  • Static IP included
  • Proactive monitoring
  • SLA
  • Guaranteed throughput
  • No equipment rental fee
  • Scalability / growth
  • Privacy
  • Unlimited data transfer
  • Speeds up to 1 GB
  • 24/7 Customer Support
  • High availability
  • Quick installation
  • Lower costs

Cons

  • Pricing varies
  • Can require construction
  • Sometimes involves install
  • Not available everywhere

  • Oversubscribed, shared bandwidth
  • Asymmetrical bandwidth
  • Static IP not included
  • No proactive monitoring
  • No SLA
  • Speeds and throughput are not guaranteed
  • Equipment rental fee

FIBER

COPPER

Bandwidth

Max 400 Gbps and climbing Max 100 Mbps

Future Growth

Terabit data rates have already been tested 10G has been tested

Distance

40,000 meters 90 meters (beyond 90m, regeneration required)

Noise

No effect Negative response to EMI/RFI and voltage

Security

Private service; nearly impossible to tap into Shared service; easy to tap into 

Pull Strength

100-200 lbs. 25 lbs.

Fiber has become the de facto standard for bandwidth-intensive businesses.

As companies rely more and more on the Internet to access all of the cloud applications that run their businesses, reliable service and consistent access are key. Wicked Bandwidth’s next generation network delivers high-speed, fiber-based Internet options at competitive rates made available through a unique building-centric approach.

Fiber Optics

Fiber optics refers to the technology that utilizes light to transmit data across strands of glass (optical fiber), opposed to being sent as electrical pulses through conductive metal such as copper wires.

Among other benefits, optical fiber technology allows users to send and receive significantly more data at faster speeds than many of the traditional coaxial (“cable”) or copper networks. What’s more, fiber is less prone to interference because the data being transmitted is sent in the form of light, rather than electricity.

Long, thin strands of glass, about one-tenth the diameter of a human hair, are bundled together to form optical cables. The glass strands within the cable act as a conduit or channel for flashing lights to relay digital code from one point to another.

This entirely optical (light-based) technology is used to transmit light patterns that serve as Internet, telephone or T.V. signals. Through fiber optical communication, signals and information can be transmitted really, really fast. How fast? Roughly 69% the speed of light. Although current technology has not completely harnessed nature’s capabilities, hollow core fiber tests have produced speeds 1,000 times faster than today’s state-of-the-art fiber optic links, and at much lower latency.

In addition to the benefit of speed, fiber optic cables themselves contain silica cores that allow for scalability, enabling users to increase data capacity easily. Facebook recently transmitted over 17 terabytes on a pair of fibers, an amount of data (in 1 second) that equates to everything contained in the Library of Congress.

Wicked Bandwidth's Fiber Network

From its inception, Wicked Bandwidth’s network was built to leverage a powerful fiber backbone equipped with the latest generation optical gear. Powering your business with Internet services delivered on a superior network translates into higher data-transfer rates, faster load times and a better experience overall.
Moreover, Wicked Bandwidth’s network can vastly improve business productivity through benefits including:
  • The ability to download and upload huge files without disruption
  • Faster speeds that facilitate improved collaboration
  • Faster access to cloud-based applications
  • Significant reliability advantages over copper

Internet connectivity can successfully be transmitted through various technologies including copper and more recently, fiber optic networks. Each offers benefits and limitations, however when it comes down to speed and security, fiber is the clear winner, hands-down. Though copper infrastructure is still widely used, we’re here to tell you there’s a better way, and a better choice for Internet service.

In today’s fast paced business environment, the ability to communicate and collaborate quickly is essential. While it is widely understood that fiber is faster in terms of transmission speed, there are additional benefits such as superior transmission distance, heightened security and greater overall durability. 

 

FIBER

COPPER

Pros

  • Newer technology
  • Less maintenance
  • Less equipment
  • Scalability / growth
  • Privacy
  • Strong SLA and guarantee of service
  • Typically known for lower price
  • Quicker installation
  • Doesn’t always require committed term
  • Suitable for back-up or residential Internet surfing

Cons

  • Pricing varies
  • Can require construction
  • Sometimes involves install

To address these common issues, Wicked Bandwidth has a unique building-centric approach.

  • Older technology
  • Weak signal
  • Signal leakage
  • Shared or communal service
  • Regularly over-subscribed
  • Requires more transmitting equipment

 

* Wicked Bandwidth's Building-Centric Approach to Fiber

Unlike other Boston providers, Wicked Bandwidth provides fast, reliable and cost effective services utilizing a building-centric approach. Through this approach, Wicked can offer fiber at more reasonable prices by servicing entire buildings.

Network slowdowns and cable modem outages can be frustrating and ultimately restrict productivity. Unlike other options, there are far fewer “stops” along our paths — your network goes directly from your building to one of the largest carrier hotels in the Northeast.  What’s more, we maintain more than sufficient bandwidth to support our customers and don’t subject you to oversubscribed service.  Learn about the differences between fiber and traditional coaxial/cable connections.