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ExtraChrispy
Contributor III
9 months ago

What is... fiber?

As I regularly receive marketing emails for our office, I decided to sign in and explore offers available for our location and to my surprise, Fiber Internet is now being offered.... well maybe:

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    • ExtraChrispy's avatar
      ExtraChrispy
      Contributor III

      I see Cox marketing materials everywhere trying to capitalize on the term fiber in one form or another.  My favorite one I've seen recent is our 2GB fiber based Internet.  Reminds me of when I a 0.5m piece of  OM3 fiber patch cable to connect my old switch to the firewall.  At that time I guess you could say I had a fiber based LAN.

    • Darkatt's avatar
      Darkatt
      Valued Contributor III

      Fiber doesn't have to by synchronous. 

      • ExtraChrispy's avatar
        ExtraChrispy
        Contributor III

        OK, fair enough, I'll have to grab more screen shots.  When you go to order services on the business page, you get offered the Small Office/Home Office DOCSIS offerings or the Synchronous Fiber offerings which in the benefits section advertise better (synchronous) upload.  But when I go to choose that option I get offered the asynchronous DOCSIS offerings labeled as above.  I still think somebody somewhere is confused as how we're now being offered the fiber version of the DOCSIS plan we currently have despite Cox fiber not reaching our destination.