Many Race Customers are very happy with their internet speeds once they get installed. Here’s a simple infographic showing how fiber is connected to your home.
Remember: Fiber-optic is NOT like copper wiring that most internet service providers use. With Fiber, customers do not lose broadband speed or capacity during peak usage times like with copper. Your home will have a dedicated internet signal with symmetrical download and upload speeds.
Fiber Optic cable is run via an aerial or underground drop to the “clamshell” which is installed outside of the home.
The “clamshell” unit on the outside of the home houses the fiber cable that is run through the wall and connected to the Optical Network Terminal (ONT).
The ONT converts the laser light signal from the fiber into an electrical signal. CAT 5 or 6 cable is then run from the ONT to the router.
If using our Race router, you will be able to hardwire devices using CAT 5 or 6 cable or utilize it’s 2 channel WiFi signal to connect to the internet.