Reliability 2022 Visualmodo Team September 14, 2022 (September 14, 2022) “I downloaded this movie in 3 minutes, but it took 3 hours to upload.” If you have said this, you are not alone. Cable internet has different speeds for download and upload, and upload speeds are much slower. This is based on how people use the internet. Most of us do a lot more downloading than uploading, so the internet providers provide most of their bandwidth for downloads. With fiber optic internet speeds, that slow upload time goes out the window. Because there is no worry of overloading the system, fiber-optic Internet providers can give equal attention to uploads and downloads. This makes it easier to share files and work from home with fiber optic cable internet service. There are three types of fiber optic cable internet, ranging from “wow, I can’t believe how fast this is” to “okay, this is not much better than regular cable”. The fiber optic internet speed provided by each depends greatly on how far the fiber reaches your modem. FTTH or FTTP: “Fiber To The Home” or “Premises”. This is the fastest and most reliable fiber optic connection because the fiber comes directly to your door. FTTC: “Fiber to the Curb. This takes the fiber to the pole outside your home, but uses coaxial cable from there. The short length of copper wire is a bottle neck. FTTN: “Fiber To The Node” or “Neighborhood.” Fiber optics comes within a mile of your home. A longer trip over metal wires makes this the slowest of the three options.