What is PACCESS?
PAC Fiber’s PACCESS product line is a fiber optic based, high-speed broadband connection to the Internet. PACCESS is your direct connection to the World Wide Web, bringing you the fastest access to everything inside or outside PAC Fiber’s service area. PACCESS meets the needs of both individuals and businesses at speeds ranging from 500 Mbps up to 1Gbps. We also offer a limited service plan for seniors or those who may be experiencing a financial hardship.
What is “fiber to the premises” (FTTP)?
PAC Fiber’s network is 100 percent Fiber to the Premises (FTTP). FTTP is a technology that provides high-speed services such as broadband internet, television and voice services through fiber optic cables. These cables are made of long strands of glass covered by protective metal and plastic shielding. Signals are sent via pulses of light. This results in data being sent at extreme speeds and reliability with little resistance or deterioration. The fiber terminates in a Network Interface Device (NID) generally located on the outside of the home or business. The NID converts the fiber’s light signals to electrical pulses that can be carried by wiring inside the home or business to a wireless router, hub or telephone. FTTP is considered to be future proof, as there are currently no foreseeable devices that will need more bandwidth than fiber can accommodate.
Is PACCESS faster than cable?
In short, yes. PACCESS works to achieve a consistent connection speed between you and the Internet. With cable Internet access, you never know what you are going to get. All you have to do is just read their “fine print.” While they say you might get speeds of “up to” 100 Mbps, chances are it may be slower – a lot slower! Cable Internet access is greatly affected by the use of other subscribers in your area. Because cable Internet access is a shared service, you might get a promised speed at night when all you neighbors are asleep. But try using your cable access around 7:00 p.m., when your neighbor’s teenager is video chatting with his friends and another neighbor is watching an online video of his cousin’s vacation. Your access will come to a grinding slowdown. With PACCESS, it is your own access line – you never have to share bandwidth again.
Is my broadband speed guaranteed?
All Internet access, regardless of provider, is best effort service. There are many factors that may affect speed, such as general data traffic on the Internet beyond our area, physical line interruptions and residence wiring conditions. Some things that happen are just beyond anyone’s control.