What is fibre-to-the-home service?

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Fibre-to-the-home (FttH) is a way of delivering Cogeco service to your home via fibre optic cable rather than traditional coaxial cable. If you live in an FttH area, all your services will be powered by High Speed Internet with enhanced upload speeds. This gives you access to our fastest Internet and advanced services like EPICO, as well as standard Cogeco services like Home Phone.

Fibre-optic cable lets us send our signal further without losing strength. As we expand our FttH network, we’ll be able to deliver even our fastest UltraFibre 1Gig service to customers in outlying areas so that everyone can enjoy the full Internet experience.

How does it work?

With traditional service, you’d need a coaxial cable in each room where you want to watch TV, but with FttH you only need one fibre optic cable. This will connect directly to a special fibre optic modem, and from there to a Cogeco Wi-Fi Pod for wireless service (with additional pods as needed for coverage throughout the home).

I already have fibre to my home. How is this different?

Many of our areas have fibre optic cable to the outside of the home, but FttH takes it one step further by running the fibre into your home as well. In our other fibre areas, the optical signal is converted to one that can run over coaxial cable before it enters your home, so there is no fibre run internally and the fibre optic modem is not needed.

Does it cost extra?

No, FttH is just a new way of delivering the service to you. All the packages and pricing are the same as traditional cable. A special modem is required, but this is still included in the package price.

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