Now that RS Fiber is moving forward to bonding, it has become a real risk to the competition. People in the RS Fiber area may notice their current providers offering short-term promotional pricing in an effort to bind them into a lengthy contract.
Before choosing any provider over RS Fiber, know the facts:
Fiber vs. Copper
Several providers will tell you they have fiber, but in reality are using copper and fiber. They may tell you they can give you the benefits of fiber, but they will not bring it right to your home. They will use the fiber they have in place, and continue to use copper to hook to your home. There is an old saying, ‘you are only as strong as your weakest player.’ In this case, you are only as fast as your slowest link. Copper networks (cable TV and phone) were built decades ago to carry voice and one-way video. They are physically incapable of handling the large amounts of data families and businesses send today. Fiber networks are future proof, because fiber has an almost unlimited ability to carry massive amounts of bandwidth over long distances.
Fiber vs. Wireless
With slow data speeds, rising costs and drastic increases in network traffic, space on wireless networks is decreasing. Neither copper nor wireless can match fiber’s speed and reliability. ‘Wireless broadband networks, whether licensed by the Federal Communications Commission, use microwave radiation to transmit and receive their signals. Radio signals can be blocked by buildings, trees and other objects, and transmission quality is subject to atmospheric conditions.’ *
RS Fiber offers local Customer Service
RS Fiber will be owned by you and others you know. Your money will stay in the community. Customer service will reflect that.
RS Fiber for the Long-Term
Competitive providers will try to entice you with that ‘deal that’s too good to pass up’. Often prices go up a staggering amount after the promotional period. With RS Fiber, you will get upfront affordable pricing for the long- term. RS Fiber will be able to offer things like local programming that other providers cannot.
*Quote from: http://www.cloutnow.org/fiberoptic/