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Customers frequently ask what is the best internet/tv/telephone connection to get?
At Mascon we offer 4 different types, Direct Fiber Connection, FTTH (Fiber to the Home), HFC (Hybrid Fiber Coax) and Wireless, so which is better? The short answer is, it depends on your situation, your geographic location, your needs and your budget. At the end of the day, aside from wireless, there is very little difference to the services received on any of the fiber based solutions, certainly none that the average customer would notice.
100 Mbps Direct Fiber = 100 Mbps HFC = 100 Mbps FTTH – there is No difference in speed.
1080i HD with Dolby Digital on Direct Fiber = 1080i HD with Dolby Digital on HFC = 1080i HD with Dolby Digital on FTTH – there is No difference in HD picture quality or sound.
Audio Quality on Direct Fiber = Audio Quality on HFC = Audio Quality on FTTH – there is No difference in audio quality.
Let’s break it down another way.
Here we have 3 red cars. Each is different in its look and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Even though they are different sports cars, when properly tuned each will get you where you need to go with very little if any noticable difference in speed and handling.
Direct Fiber HFC FTTH
At the home consumer level there is no real noticeable difference between the 3 leading fiber formats. If you are a larger business or resort or hotel, this is where the difference’s come into play, and the main difference is capacity, and the most capacity is on the Direct Fiber Connection. Both HFC and FTTH provide more than enough capacity for even the hard core internet surfer and for 99% of the businesses out there. In our opinion the biggest and most important difference is not the type of fiber connection, but who you have your connection with. In most cases the customer has a choice between the local provider and one of the big 4 corporate providers like Bell, Shaw, Rogers or Telus. If you like signing long term contracts with lots of fine print and penalties and you like dealing with large corporations, then the choice is clear. In our experience the local provider is more involved in the community, they know you and your business intimately, are infinitely easier to deal with and there are no contracts to sign. Which means you can change, decrease, increase, suspend or cancel all or any part of your service at any time, with a simple email or phone call to our office. As the local provider, we want you to be our customer by choice and we’ll work hard to earn your business each and every day.
If you have any questions about your internet/tv or phone service, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.