About Fiber Internet

What is Fiber?

Fiber technology uses fiber optic cables (cables composed of tiny strands of glass) to send internet signals through light pulses. Most fiber optic cables are inserted inside a protective conduit that is buried underground.

Benefits of Fiber

Fiber technology offers many benefits!

  • Faster Speeds 

  • More Devices 

  • Higher Quality 

  • More Reliable

Fiber has a much higher capacity for speed, users, and devices. Because it’s usually buried underground, it’s more reliable than wireless technology in poor weather. In many cases, fiber and wireless technology are used in coordination together to provide the best quality internet service.

Fiber Locations

Bug Tussel is currently building fiber infrastructure in select areas. There might be a fiber network plan in place, fiber construction underway, or even live fiber internet service in your neighborhood! To find out if you’re eligible for fiber service, reach out to us!

Bug Tussel fiber projects are in select areas at select stages of completion. Subject to change. 

How a Fiber Network is Built

Building a fiber network involves a significant amount of time, investment, and planning. Similar to building a new highway system, the fiber network needs to be planned, funded, designed, permitted, constructed, and connected. Extra steps for a fiber network include testing and turning on network connections.

Fiber Network Timeline

In most cases, it can take years to build a fiber network. From planning to construction to connections and finally, to going live, each of these steps in the process can take a significant amount of time, especially when unexpected delays are involved.

The most visible part of the process is the construction stage. After construction is complete, it could take another few months or more before fiber service is live. This is because it takes time to complete the steps following construction, including making connections (also known as splicing), testing, and turning on the network.

Some neighborhoods may even see construction but may not be eligible for service even after fiber internet service goes live. Like a major highway connecting the bigger cities first, many fiber networks are built with a backbone (also known as Middle Mile) connecting key points and bypassing smaller neighborhoods.

If plans align with local authorities and an internet service provider like Bug Tussel, later phases of the fiber network project may be developed to build distribution (also known as Last Mile) branching off the main fiber line into smaller neighborhoods. A distribution project phase may require similar resources, time, and planning as the primary backbone phase.

Fiber Plans

Bug Tussel offers a selection of fiber internet plans for your needs. Click the button to learn more!