How to tell if my connection is fiber optic or copper.

How do I know if I have Fiber-Optic Internet?

If you have an Optical Network Terminal (ONT) like this on the outside of your location, your connection is fiber-optic.

Do I have fiber in my area?

If you have a Network Interface Device (NID) box like one of these on the outside of your location, your connection is copper.

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What is Copper Internet?

A copper-based connection sends an electrical signal down a copper wire. These wires were initially used for phone service. 

What is Fiber-Optic Internet?

Fiber Internet uses hair-like fibers to send pulses of light. It is the fastest and most effective Internet connection, and is much less bulky than Copper. 

Do I have Fiber-Optic in my area?

SkyBest is proud to offer Fiber-Optic Internet to the High Country. Click here to see if we can bring fiber-optic internet to you.