Finding high speed Internet can be challenging because buildings are not equipped for fiber -- particularly in Baltimore where the City’s infrastructure is aging. So, what if you’re a business or non-profit and need high speed Internet? This mini blog is intended to help you find what you need, especially in Baltimore.
Copper Internet is being phased out, so fiber will be your only option
Last week, we announced that the FCC passed a regulation allowing Verizon to retire (i.e., “eliminate”) copper services from their facilities in the State of Maryland. As a reminder, Verizon has started this process and will continue to switch over their services throughout 2017 and 2018. If you are currently using Internet or voice over copper, now is the time to figure out what your specific options are. This transition may require some coordination on your part, but your company will be rewarded by a superior and faster Internet service and higher quality voice.
What should you do to get the upgrade?
Many assume that they are limited to one of two large, national Internet providers, but this is not the case. It is possible to find a smaller, local high speed Internet provider that is equally technically astute and can provide local customer service and personal care. Here are some helpful tips:...Read full article.
Related: Getting High Speed Internet and Fiber-Based Service, How to Test Your Internet Speed and Know Which Speed You Need, and Best High Speed Internet – How to shop for what you actually need