The most popular notion – FTTH is too expensive compared to the alternatives. Some say wireless can also do the job just as well. Is it really true?

Well, it won’t be wrong to say that cables need to buried in the ground, the initial cost is high but is the initial cost the only cost you bear while purchasing an internet connection?

This blog will talk about how this notion is a paradoxical perception which suffers from a few major flaws and will bust some of your myths.

Other broadband solutions like digital subscriber lines (DSLs) and hybrid fiber/coax (HFC), copper wires simply don’t support current and emerging services in the same comprehensive manner as fiber does as it transfers data at the lightning speed, reliably and securely. It is totally capable of meeting the demands of the future with also being cost-effective in the following ways:

MAINTENANCE COST

Fiber is resistant to human or electrical interference. Fiber-optic cable is made up of thin strands of glass. These glass strands are so flexible and thin as they carry no electricity and are impervious to lightning and water, they are far more rugged and reliable than the copper wire they replace. Since it uses light to transfer data, it is not affected by any electricity flaws and does not present any fire hazard. Nothing hurts fiber except a physical cut or destruction of the building it is in.

Hence fiber optic cable is the only option which is not affected by any kind of external factors be it natural or human keeping the maintenance costs as minimal as possible.

Whereas, its alternatives like copper wires easily gets broken and has less tolerance for tension.

OPERATIONAL COST

Fewer maintenance and service issues make the operational costs very low for the service providers and that cost-benefit is shifted to the consumers eventually.

Remember the time when affording a 4G was a big deal for people and it’s now almost freely accessible by everyone. As the infrastructure develops, cost benefits are shifted to customers.

Hence you enjoy seamless connectivity with no stress of customer service, thanks to easier maintenance, lower electricity consumption and higher network reliability.

CUSTOMER SERVICE

There’s less to go wrong with the fiber network. Most fiber access networks require no or only a few electrical components between the central communications office and the end-user. The rare problems in an all-fiber network are easily detected with equipment that can pinpoint the cause and even the location of the fault remotely, sometimes even before a customer knows there was a problem, it gets solved. Only on some rare occasions, these problems can be of concern and you might need to call the customer service.

Isn’t it just great that the system is so efficient that you don’t have to wait for technicians to come to your place to check the faults and get you back up and running?

LONGER LIFECYCLE

FTTH equipment depreciates at a rate that is four times slower than that of fixed wireless. Replacement of wires become very difficult, time-consuming and expensive but it has to be done to continue upgrading.

An investment that offers longevity is less disruptive and less costly over the long run, right? Once fiber is installed, it may not have to be replaced for many decades.

COSTS FOR TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES

To have a system that works for decades, it’s important to wisely make the investment. Can there be a better technology than the one which is ‘future-proof’?

SAVED HOURS AT WORK

Research indicates that slow internet connections cost employees one week per year of productivity. You are saving productivity of 7 days of each of your employee with installing fiber network at the workplace as it is capable of offering you speed up to 100 megabits per second. There will be no more wasted hours at work, low productivity and morale of employees at work.

Imagine what all different opportunities you can grab with this saved time and how many thousand dollars are saved by just investing a few dollars on fiber network connection.

HIGH-SPEED BROADBAND

High-speed broadband charges more for more speed then how is it even comparable to fiber? These high-speed broadbands are not only expensive but come with their fair share of challenges like proximity distortion, low tolerance for tension, can be easily broken (high maintenance costs), loss of connection due to climate or weather change, etc. Why would someone not invest in a technology which is accessible and reliable in the long run? Hence fiber any day wins over the expensive wireless broadband as nothing is more reliable than it is and reliable services make sure you don’t lose money unnecessarily.

Cost, it stays on the top of our minds. Always see if your purchase’s benefits outweigh the cost. FTTH reliably fulfil the broadband needs for generations and offers greater revenue potential in the long run. Hence the return on investment is worth it.

Make your wise choice.