Our Internet Speed Takes Off Like a Rocket Thanks to Fiber

Speedtest After Fiber
December 22, 2021

So much of business these days is dependent on a good Internet connection. When your business is building Web sites, that makes it even more important. Throw in getting all of your phone service and television via the Web and it is an absolute lifeline.

The lifeline for us has been on life support for a long time. Below is a recent speedtest and this is a fairly normal result.

Speedtest Before Fiber

Yup, that is nothing short of pitiful. While there were some options that could have given us something faster, those options were significantly more expensive and the increase in speed was minimal.

Nearly a year and a half ago I worked with some others in my neighborhood to get fiber optic service so we could get faster options at good prices. In fact, loyal readers may have seen some of the blogs I wrote on a Web site for our neighborhood.

A year ago I upgraded my Wifi with the ASUS ZenWiFi AX6600 Tri-Band Mesh WiFi 6 System. It didn’t improve my speed at all, but it gave me a strong WiFi signal throughout the house. I also converted all of the Ethernet cables in the walls and connected to equipment to Cat 6 cabling. Those cables alone don’t make things any faster either, but they do allow for faster speeds when they are available.

There was one more step that was needed and it was the one that was mostly out of my control. Fiber optic cabling needed to be installed to the house. That finally happened and we saw a massive speed increase. Even better, it costs a nickle less every month!

Speedtest After Fiber

If I want even more speed, it is available at a higher price. For now I’ll get used to these speeds and then maybe I’ll have a desire to go even faster!

Photo by Bill Jelen on Unsplash

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  1. Don Garvett

    Your vision, persistence & expertise have made a big difference!

  2. Mike Sessions

    Everything you and others have done to make what was basically a Fantasy finally become a Reality after so many years is very, very appreciated. Being in Loreto Bay for a week here and a week there to “unplug” might be fine for awhile (in principle), but when a simple task like catching up on one’s email or watching a streamed program, becomes nothing short of futile, having first a reliable Internet connection, and second decent speed in Baja, seemed impossible until now… so thank you, thank you all!


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