Fiber internet is quickly becoming everyone’s first choice for their internet connection for business and home. If you have read or heard any consumer reviews, you know it is the best connection on the market. So, you may be wondering, how do you get fiber internet at your home or business? Here are three easy steps to help you get on the fiber internet bandwagon:
While fiber internet is very popular, there are still many locations that do not have a fiber option. This is because fiber requires the installation of fiber optic lines and nodes. It cannot work by using cable lines or satellites. Expanding a fiber line is expensive and time consuming. However, you may be in luck! The reach of the US fiber network is growing daily. If you search the internet for fiber companies, like Aura Fiber, you will find an option to “search by zip code or address” for fiber availability. This will narrow down your list of providers and will let you know if you’re one of the lucky 11.3 million people who have access to Aura Fiber through AT&T’s state of the art fiber-optic network. If you are in the fiber coverage area, great! You may move on to Step 2. If you are not in the fiber coverage area, keep checking availability in your location or contact us for an estimate of when fiber will be connected in your area. AT&T is spending millions of dollars every year to widen the reach of their fiber network. So, don’t give up just yet!
If you have a choice of fiber internet service providers in your location, you will need to do some comparing to decide which company is right for you and your needs. Make a list or print out the fiber packages available to you and their inclusions. Compare prices, speeds, bandwidth, data limits, and contract requirements to determine which package is a good fit. Naturally, your residential internet needs will differ from your business needs. Here’s a suggestion: before researching different companies and their fiber packages, write down what you need or want your internet to do. For example, are you wanting to do a lot of online gaming with fiber internet at your home? Will ultra-fast downloads and unlimited data plans be an advantage? These notes will help you decide on a provider and fiber package. Not all fiber connections are the same. Some only offer 300Mbps or have data limits, so it’s important to compare the speed and cost of available plans.
Once you have used your research from the above steps to make a decision, contact the provider you chose. Call their customer service center and verify the package you are wanting is available at your exact location. Make sure that it’s the package that fits your needs perfectly. Once everything has been verified, ask questions about contract terms, speeds, and discount prices to be sure you have all the information you need before signing up. One of the best ways to be sure you are getting the most out of your fiber internet while establishing a great working relationship with your new internet service provider is to ask questions. Knowledge is power!
Finally, after you have spoken with a customer service representative and feel comfortable about the provider and package, begin the enrollment process. This process will include contract signatures and acknowledgements, connection set up, and so on. Your representative will walk you through each step and will schedule a time for a certified technician to install your new fiber connection at your location. You are now on your way to enjoying ultra-fast internet with fiber!
When you are wanting to make the upgrade to fiber internet, the last thing you need is a stressful process. At Aura Fiber, that process is simple and stress-free! On our website, you can verify fiber availability, see what speeds and packages we offer, and contact us with questions. That means you can complete all 3 steps on one website!