Communication services over fiber-optic lines is an exclusive, cutting-edge technology that is available in only a few American communities. Relyant is currently connecting areas of Lincoln County homes to fiber.

How does High-Speed Internet over fiber optics work?

Fiber optics are long, thin strands of very pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. They are arranged in bundles called optical cables and deliver laser-generated pulses of light. When the data reaches your home, it is converted to electrical pulses that transmit data signals. Since light can travel so quickly, you can transmit an enormous amount of data at incredible speeds.

What are the advantages of High-Speed Internet over fiber optics?

  • You won’t need to buy or rent a modem. Fiber-optic technology doesn’t require a modem for its Internet service.
  • Incredibly fast speed allows you to do more in less time.
  • The always-on connection makes it easy to connect to the Internet. No dialing in. No busy signals. No disconnects.
  • Relyant Broadband does not block your phone service. You can use the Internet and telephone at the same time using only one line.

Why is Relyant Broadband better than other connections?

Many high-speed Internet services are available, but some are better than others.

Relyant Broadband vs. dial-up

Relyant Broadband is much faster than dial-up connections: Dial-up services have nearly reached their technical limit. Low costs and compatibility with most phone lines made dial-up popular among individual PC users. Dial-up Internet might not be good enough if you’re more than a casual Internet user. If you download a lot of information, High-Speed Internet would be more practical for you.

Relyant Broadband vs. cable Internet

Relyant’s service offers more security than cable Internet access: Cable Internet technology is antiquated because users share their connection with their neighbors. People on the same cable network may be able to hack into each other’s computers. Relyant’s service is the best because users enjoy their own private, dedicated connection. Plus, cable Internet’s speed shrinks when several people in a neighborhood are surfing.

Relyant Broadband vs. wireless Internet

Weather can disrupt wireless Internet: You can have wireless Internet as long as you have a clear line of sight with the signal tower. Wireless service requires a small dish mounted outdoors to receive data sent from a tower. Even rain, snow or the trees in your yard can disrupt wireless Internet service. FiFTH Broadbandworks rain or shine.

What system requirements do I need in order to have High-Speed Internet?
Windows PCs:

  • Windows XP or Vista
  • 233 mHz Pentium processor or higher
  • 128MB RAM
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. Check with your computer manufacturer to see if a card is installed in your computer. If a card isn’t installed, they can tell you how to get one.
  • Web browser. FiFTH recommends that you use the latest available version of your browser of choice. Two of the most common browsers are Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Macintosh PCs:

  • MacOS X or higher
  • Power PC G3 Processor or higher (PowerMac, Powerbook, iMac, iBook)
  • 256MB RAM
  • Ethernet Network Interface Card. Check with your computer manufacturer to see if a card is installed in your computer. If a card isn’t installed, they can tell you how to get one.

Web browser. Relyant recommends that you use the latest available version of your browser of choice.

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