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How fast is fiber optic?
Since fiber transmits data using light, some fiber is capable of downloading 1 GB (1,000 MB) of data per second. Fiber really shines when it comes to upload speeds, which can be five times as fast as cable or DSL, making it easier to send communications, such as uploading videos or streaming to others.
Do I need a special router for fiber optic?
Your router should be capable of handling fiber optic speeds, so a traditional router meant for DSL or cable is not enough. A router for a fiber connection should be capable of handling at least 1 GB of data.