Did you know: Fiber internet can increase home value
Today, potential home buyers look for more than curb appeal—they’re looking for quality internet. Find out how fiber internet increases your home value.
As homes get smarter, we’re relying on faster and more dependable internet connections now more than ever to power devices that keep us connected. Whether it’s working from home, attending virtual classes or having a smooth online gaming experience, fiber is the perfect internet choice for today’s needs. But did you know that fiber internet can also increase your home value?
Let’s talk about some facts. Based on this study from the Fiber Broadband Association, property owners can expect to see a 3.1% increase in the value of their property when outfitted with fiber internet. On a $300,000 home, that’s over a $9,000 boost!
This study also tells us that “homes where one gigabit-per-second broadband was available, transaction prices were over 7% higher than homes located where the highest speed available is 25 Mbps or lower.” This is great for folks who are property owners and have Ting Internet since they experience symmetrical speeds up to one gigabit per second. Fiber doesn’t just provide you with internet that’s pretty great; it future-proofs your home with tomorrow’s technology while also increasing your home value.
What’s so great about fiber internet?
Since fiber internet transmits data quickly and more accurately over long distances, it offers faster (and symmetrical) speeds, which means streaming without buffering, video calls in high definition, and gaming with no lag and low ping. Plus, fiber offers dedicated bandwidth straight to your door so you won’t experience any slowdowns during peak usage periods.
Fiber is able to handle multiple devices connected at the same time, allowing every member of the family to work, play and stream seamlessly from home. As remote work becomes a reality for more and more people, an excellent internet connection is key to staying productive and video conferencing without interruptions or lag. By equipping your house with fiber internet, your property will also appeal to prospective buyers who work remotely, bringing significant value to one of your most significant assets—your home.
How is fiber different from cable internet?
We’re all about describing the benefits of fiber internet over traditional cable when it comes to internet service providers. Traditional cable uses copper wires, which can be affected by several factors, such as distance and weather. While that technology worked great with telephones, it's not as effective when it comes to the internet.
Alternatively, fiber-optic cables are incredibly strong, not affected by weather conditions and much more durable than copper wires. They use small glass fibers to transfer data via light pulses, similar to how electricity moves through copper, but significantly faster as fiber cables carry multiple signals at the same time. The small size of these cables allows them to be bundled into larger packages, which means there’s more data available to access.
FTTP vs. FTTC: Is one better than the other?
Now that you’re up to speed on the basics of how fiber is better than traditional cable internet and how it increases your property value, let’s talk about FTTC vs. FTTP and when to pick one over the other.
Fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) brings a fiber connection all the way inside your home, which is why this type of connection is sometimes also called fiber-to-the-home (FTTH). With this approach, you get a dedicated fiber line—giving you a powerful, reliable internet connection and limitless streaming potential.
Meanwhile, FTTC (fiber-to-the-curb), sometimes known as FTTN (fiber-to-the-node), is pretty much what it sounds like. Technicians install the fiber link right up to the curb outside your house, and from there a cable carries the internet signal into your residence. FTTC is handy and cost-effective because it usually uses existing network infrastructure to transmit signals, so its network performance isn't quite as impressive as what you would get with FTTP.
If you’re looking for light-speed, reliable internet, be sure to choose a fiber internet provider like Ting which always offers an FTTP connection. And now that you know all about fiber internet and how it's not only a great way to stay connected but also can add more value to your home, check to see if Ting fiber internet is available in your area.