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Why Fiber Internet Is More Reliable in All Weather

June 5, 2023 – Most people know that Fiber Internet is the fastest available. Its Fiber optic technology transfers data at near-light speed, making streaming movies in 4K or sharing bandwidth with your family a breeze.

But did you know Fiber is also more reliable than other kinds of Internet as well, especially in severe weather? Legacy Internet connections (think older systems like cable, DSL, satellite, and wireless that rely on outdated technologies) just cannot compete with Fiber’s speeds or reliability. Because of their structural differences and even the way they’re deployed and installed, those older technologies are far more susceptible to outages due to inclement weather.

At Clearwave Fiber, we’re proud to deliver the fastest, most reliable Internet our community can get. Read on to better understand why Fiber Internet is heads-and-shoulders above other technologies for reliability, and why you can count on it in just about any weather condition.

Fiber Lines Are Buried – and Not Directly Exposed to Weather Threats

Unlike many other kinds of Internet, like satellite, DSL, or wireless 5G, our Fiber lines are buried beneath the surface of the ground. This means that your Fiber connection is hidden away from wind, rain, ice and other weather impacts.

Fallen trees, which are the bane of telephone and many other exposed powerlines and wires, simply can’t touch a buried Fiber line. Just think of how gusty winds, thunderstorms or even ice storms can bring down tree limbs (or entire trees) over powerlines, knocking out power, telephone, and – way too frequently – Internet services to tens of thousands of customers at a time!

Because our Fiber is installed in the ground, these risks just don’t impact customers utilizing our Fiber Internet. And Fiber is far less prone to service disruptions from dramatic fluctuations in cold or hot weather because the ground helps insulate the Fiber lines from extreme temperatures.

Light Is Flexible!

Lastly, Fiber’s inherent advantages over cable in just about any weather condition stick out for another reason – light is flexible! And that flexibility really matters during all types of extreme weather events.

Most people think of downed powerlines and extreme temperatures as the primary causes of weather-based Internet problems. But inclement weather can sometimes cause cable lines to bend (i.e., from extreme precipitation or flooding). That crimping harms the copper wiring within and can slow or even stop the flow of internet signal to your home. Not so with Fiber!

Fiber optic lines and their many strands of fine glass “hairs” can more easily bend without being crimped or damaged – and without interrupting or preventing the Internet signal. The glass materials are so flexible that with Fiber, the Internet signal literally “goes with the flow”! Thus, unless the Fiber connection is physically cut, you shouldn’t lose Internet signal due to any unforeseen bending of your lines from harsh weather.

From the way it is installed in the ground to the quality of its materials and components, Fiber Internet is just more reliable in all weather conditions than cable, DSL, satellite or wireless Internet. You just can’t find a more dependable Internet connection than Fiber!

To get connected to Clearwave Fiber’s advanced Fiber network and enjoy a top-notch online experience in all weather, reach out to us today! Visit our website to learn more about our residential or business service.

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