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What is a Fiber Phone Line? | Glo Fiber

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Fiber Internet has been a game changer for at-home connectivity, but did you know you can get a fiber phone line, too? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is a Fiber Phone Line?


In today’s fast-paced world, having a stable and reliable Internet connection is more important than ever. From work to entertainment to communication, stable connections are imperative. That’s why the rise of Fiber Internet has been a game-changer in recent years. It’s often considered a superior alternative to Cable, offering faster speeds and greater reliability. But did you know that switching to Fiber can make your home phone better too?


Whether you’re a business or residential customer, upgrading to a Fiber phone line can make a world of difference. In this article, we’ll explore Fiber phone service — what it is, how it works, and the numerous benefits you can expect if you decide to adopt it.


What Is Fiber, and How Is It Different Than Cable?


Fiber-Optic Internet, often referred to simply as "Fiber," is a type of broadband Internet that uses hair-thin strands of glass or plastic to transmit data using light pulses. These strands are bundled together in a protective cladding and can transmit data across long distances at lightning-fast speeds.


Cable, on the other hand, functions when electrical currents are transmitted along coaxial cables with thick copper cores. These cables were originally designed for simple voice communication, passing uncomplicated signals back and forth, which they did with relative ease. As they began to pull double duty, though, adopting Internet functionality as well, these cables struggled to keep up with the more complex signals necessary for high-speed Internet access.


While Cable Internet can provide a reliable connection, Fiber-Optic Internet is generally considered superior. Unlike Cable, Fiber was developed with the Internet in mind, and its functionality and speed are optimized for handling Internet traffic. As a result, Fiber Internet offers faster speeds, excellent reliability, and a better overall experience for users than other Internet options.


What is Fiber Phone?


Fiber phone service is, put simply, a phone service transmitted along Fiber-Optic cables. When you make a call, your voice is converted into data and transmitted as light pulses through the Fiber-Optic line. The receiving end then converts the light back into voice, allowing you to communicate with the other person. And because of the way it functions, just like with the Internet, it is generally considered superior, as Fiber-Optic service is consistently faster and more reliable.


Benefits of Fiber-Optic Phone Service


Additionally, Fiber-Optic phone service has several other benefits, including higher call quality and increased 911 service reliability. It’s also more resistant to interference from other electronic devices. Cable, while generally reliable, is known to suffer from electrical interference, but Fiber phone service, like Fiber Internet, doesn’t have those same issues. This results in fewer dropped calls, fewer interruptions, and crystal-clear audio. And, for those concerned about data security, Fiber-Optic service is a great choice. Fiber technology is more secure than traditional copper cables, making it harder for hackers to access your data. So, not only can you enjoy a superior phone experience with Fiber, but you can also rest assured that your private data is better protected.


Installation of Fiber-Optic Phone Line


The potential downside to a Fiber phone line is that unless you have Fiber Internet already, a Fiber-Optic Internet connection will have to be installed before the service is available. Unlike coaxial cables, which run all over the country, Fiber coverage is limited, so getting access to a Fiber connection if it isn’t available already may be tricky.


If Fiber service is available in your area, however, getting it installed is relatively simple. Professional Fiber installers will lay down Fiber-Optic cables to connect their network to your home or business. Once the installation is complete, you’ll be assigned a new phone number to use with your Fiber phone service. Despite the potential initial installation challenges, the benefits of Fiber-Optic technology for phone service make it an investment worth considering if the service is available near you.


It’s worth noting that, with Glo Fiber, a Fiber Internet service is required before a Fiber phone or TV connection can be established. The good news: you can bundle all three services together with us, saving you money and making it more convenient than ever to get connected.


Level Up Your Home with a Fiber Phone Line


If you're looking for a faster, more reliable, and more secure phone and Internet service, it's time to switch to Fiber. The installation process is easy, the benefits are many, and with higher reliability, clearer audio, and increased security than Cable, why go with anything else?


If you're in the Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, or Delaware areas, contact us to see if Glo Fiber is available near you! With some of the fastest and most reliable TV, phone, and Internet services around, Glo Fiber is the clear choice for anyone looking to upgrade. So, make the switch to Fiber today and experience better connections and higher call quality than ever before.


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