Do you remember the days of dial-up internet? You know, the days when you had to wait three minutes to log-in to your email? Well, you’re undoubtedly lucky if you don’t! We live in a time where internet speeds are growing faster than ever imagined. And because of the Covid-19 pandemic, more people are working and schooling from home than ever before — which is why experts agree that high-speed internet is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity.
Right now, many Americans find that they have to start over and build a career from scratch with mass layoffs and a dwindling economy haunting their every move. Whether you need to nail that online interview, further your education, homeschool your kids, or access online learning tools — a high-speed internet connection is crucial. The same is true if you’re able to work remotely, start a small business from your home, or if you need a break and want to stream movies with your sweetie or game online. All of this is possible now that fiber-optic internet is coming to Corinth, Mississippi.
In the past, rural communities like Alcorn County had few internet service options. Cable internet was the best option available until now. Fortunately, fiber-optic internet is here, and it’s a big step above cable service. But fiber-optic internet usage is still uncommon in the U.S., so it’s natural to have questions: Why is fiber better than cable? How does fiber work? And, how are rural communities getting access to it?
Why is fiber better than cable internet? Fiber is faster than cable. And it’s “future proof.” The fiber equipment installed for your home today is intelligent enough to grow with your data usage tomorrow, without the need for equipment upgrades or installation fees. With fiber internet, glass cables transmit light carrying information to and from your home at light speed, while cable internet uses unstable data signals. Fiber internet also moves mass amounts of data faster and more efficiently than cable internet.
How does fiber work? Fiber internet’s glass cables deliver data on a dedicated line at light-speed. And unlike cable internet, fiber upholds the same level of speed and performance no matter how many people are online.
How are rural communities gaining access to fiber? Electric cooperatives like ACE Power all over the U.S provided rural America with access to telephone and electricity since the thirties. Now, thanks to government funding, many of these same co-ops are building fiber-optic networks in rural communities across the U.S. to further serve their communities with what is now more commonly considered an essential utility, high-speed internet.
ACE Power remembers Alcorn County’s history long before even dial-up internet became a crucial part of our daily lives –– during a time of great financial struggle and hardship in Corinth, Mississippi. After the Great Depression, ACE Power’s ideas, innovations, and sturdy equipment helped Alcorn County recover through America’s most significant economic downfall in the 1930s. ACE and Alcorn pulled together to rally through those difficult times and made the community stronger and better together. And with the essential need for high-speed internet today in a Covid-19 economy, we are ready to rally together again.
Now that ACE Fiber delivers fiber-optic internet to Alcorn County, the opportunities for economic growth and prosperity in our community are limitless. Every ACE Power member deserves the best and most reliable high-speed internet available in the nation. Until now, Alcorn County’s only options for internet service were colossal, national internet service providers that overcharge or only provide cable internet. Not anymore. And because ACE Fiber cares about Alcorn County, we will offer the best price our residents can find for 2Gig Service, with no installation fee and no contract.
We’re thrilled to build the foundation for the latest and fastest internet technology in Corinth. High-speed internet is an essential service that every citizen deserves, and we’re so happy to provide that service to our residents in these times of change and uncertainty.