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You may have seen in numerous stories or social media posts touting the advantages of the 100% fiber-optic network WAVE Rural Connect is building and wondered what the difference is between fiber internet and other so-called high-speed internet options. The answer is simple: World-class fiber internet means robust, reliable and super-fast internet speeds for both downloads and uploads – no more delays or interruptions, even when streaming media, sharing files or videoconferencing.

WAVE Rural Connect offers two different speed packages. One with a minimum of 100 megabits (Mbps) per second upload and download speeds (symmetrical service) for $49.95 per month and another with a maximum of 1,000 Mbps (1 Gigabit) per second upload and download speeds for $79.95 per month.

How do you know which speed you need? Our comparison table gives you some options to help you decide. In general, the 100 Mbps package is right for standard households with several devices connected. The Gigabit package is better for power users, allowing you to stream content from multiple devices or play online games with no lag or interruptions. To compare, the average cable internet speed is about 10 Mbps, and our minimum package provides 100 Mbps. The difference is immediately noticeable when streaming, using smart home devices, and downloading and uploading files. For both packages, data is always unlimited, without caps or throttling speed, so you don’t have to worry about overages or expensive charges.

While our fiber-to-the-home network provides one of the fastest home internet connections available, there are some tips you can use to maximize the potential of your fiber speeds:

  • Place your devices as close to your router as possible. – Keep your router off the floor and out of closets and cabinets. Staying within 100 feet of your router will increase your Wi-Fi speed.
  • Ensure that walls or other solid objects aren’t blocking your Wi-Fi signal. – Wi-Fi networks use a radio signal that can be blocked or weakened by any number of construction materials: cinder block, concrete, metal and even wood and drywall.
  • Check the age of your devices – More often than not, newer phones, computers, and tablets are capable of supporting faster internet speeds than their older counterparts.

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Wave Internet Options explained