17 December 2015

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Who Are the Best Fiber Optic Internet Providers in Arlington, VA?

Fiber Connectivity by Tom Collins

Upgrading to fiber optic Internet can offer a broad range of benefits for businesses. While fiber is a relatively new technology, there are multiple vendors in Arlington, VA, and most other metropolitan areas, which means researching your options is a necessity. To fully realize the remarkable speed and bandwidth benefits of fiber internet, organizations should select a vendor that's prepared to facilitate a smooth implementation process and provide quality support.

Is Fiber-Optic Internet Available in Arlington?

Arlington began taking steps towards a city-wide fiber-optic internet network in 2012, with goals of supporting public safety, education, and emergency management. There are currently several providers in Arlington who offer fiber-optic Internet services to businesses and residents, and several more with "high-speed" Internet. In this blog post, you'll learn more insight into the primary fiber providers in Arlington, and how to select the vendor that's objectively the right fit for your company's needs.

Atlantech Online

Atlantech Online is a nationwide provider of fiber, voice, and data center services. Business customers can opt for consolidated services, which bundle their company's data and voice over IP (VoIP) needs. Atlantech specializes in exceptional customer service, including 24/7/365 live support from experts.

Additional benefits of choosing Atlantech include simple billing processes, transparent pricing structures, and service-level-agreements for consolidated services. Atlantech's pricing for both fiber and consolidated services is typically lower than other carriers, due to the fact they do not have a national marketing campaign and are experienced in delivering solutions to businesses.

Verizon Fios

Verizon Fios is Verizon's nationwide fiber-optic network. There are six levels of service currently available to prospective customers, so prospective business or residential customers can select the option that is the best fit. Estimated pricing for each service level is listed on Verizon's website, as well as clear recommendations on how to determine where you fit into their pricing structure.

There are some Fios bundling options available to prospective customers, including a combination of fiber and voice, or fiber, voice, and television. Verizon also offers 24/7/365 live support. For organizations with in-house IT personnel, there are a number of complimentary online tools for troubleshooting any fiber or connectivity issues in-house.

AT&T

AT&T is now offering corporate fiber-optic internet services in many major markets nationwide. Benefits of AT&T's business fiber include no-contract agreements, and significant plans to further increase speed and bandwidth for customers in the future.

However, AT&T is not currently offering fiber-optic services in Arlington, VA, and has not officially announced any plans to roll out service in this region in the near future.

Google Fiber

Google Fiber is among the best-known and most highly anticipated fiber-optic networks in development. Currently, it is slowly rolling out city-wide networks in select locations nationwide. While a significant number of expansion plans have been announced, Arlington is not currently listed as a site that will be receiving Google Fiber service in the near future.

Comcast

Comcast's website reports that they have the "first and largest" fiber-optic internet network in the United States. Service is currently available in 29 states, and additional city-wide networks are being rolled out on an "ongoing" basis. Arlington, VA does not currently have Comcast Fiber services.

RCN

RCN Business is a provider of high-speed internet and voice services. This provider does not currently offer fiber services in Arlington or any other location nationwide. Plans to begin integrating fiber services in the near future were not listed on their website at the time of writing.

The Most Reliable Fiber Internet Access in Arlington, VA

The soaring popularity of fiber-optic Internet connectivity as a tool for business has lead to a surge of options in many markets nationwide. Currently, two leading providers in Arlington, VA are Atlantech Online and Verizon, though business owners can expect additional options to become available over the next several years. If you're considering seriously upgrading your company's internet speed and bandwidth, be sure to opt for a company that offers true fiber-optic services, not just "high speed" Internet.

For more insight on the pricing and process associated with having fiber internet installed for your business in Arlington, VA, please click here to start a conversation with Atlantech today!





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About the author:

Tom Collins (Twitter, LinkedIn) - is the Director of Enterprise Sales & Marketing for Atlantech Online. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the Internet Service Provider industry and is known for translating technology into positive results for business. A native of Washington, DC, a graduate from University of Maryland (degrees in Government & Politics and Secondary Education), Tom is also a five-time Ironman finisher.

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