FTTN vs Cable: Which One to Choose
When researching the various home internet service options available, you will likely come across the terms FTTN and Cable. Though the two options differ, they both can be a good choice for your home.
The acronym FTTN is short for Fiber to the Node or Neighborhood, FTTN is simply the method of which the internet can be delivered to your home. FTTN internet is fiber optic internet. This means that the internet signal is transported to you through fiber optic legs made from glass.
Fiber optic internet is more efficient than traditional forms of internet delivery technology such as copper wires.
FTTN home internet is fast and reliable and is a great choice for many internet customers. If you are interested in steaming or gaming then fiber optic unlimited internet is likely the best choice. Downside, FTTN internet is not yet available in every neighborhood.
If you are familiar with cable television, then you likely already have a good understanding of cable internet. Just like cable television, cable internet uses the same copper wire technology to send an internet signal from your service provider to your home.
With cable internet the speed of your internet will likely vary due to your location as cable internet speed relies on bandwidth. There are many factors that can affect bandwidth including your personal internet package, your neighborhood internet usage and your own personal data usage.
Which Type Is Right for Me?
Now that you understand the difference between FTTN and Cable internet you might still be wondering, which one is right for me? There is no quick or easy answer to this question as that will depend on a few factors. You will need to consider the available bandwidth; your personal internet needs as well as the availability of the internet service type for your area.
If you are a frequent gamer or streamer you will need a fast unlimited internet connection, VMedia’s Unlimited FTTN 50 Mbps (check availability), could be the plan to suit your needs, and you get 2 Months Free! (Reg. $44.95/mos). If you don’t need the fastest internet, then a standard VMedia package like Cable 30 Mbps (check availability) may be a perfect fit for you. Your internet usage needs will have a lot to do with which option is best for you.
At VMedia, we offer a range of speeds to our customers for every bandwidth and household budget – all with unlimited plans – at the lowest prices in the market. We are available in all provinces, from coast to coast, and there are no contracts!
Some of our most advantageous Internet plans include (check availability):
- FTTN 50 to $ 49.95 / month
- Cable 75 to $ 34.95 / month (original price $ 58.95)
- Cable 940 to $ 99.95 / month in Quebec (original price $ 113.95)
- Cable 300 to $ 61.95 / month in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba (original price $ 61.95)
- Cable 300 to $ 59.95 / month in Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia (original price $ 69.95)
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