What to Expect During Fiber Optic Installation

Using fiber optic cables to transmit data is one of the biggest internet innovations since the creation of wifi. Fiber internet is faster, more reliable, and more secure than cable internet. But because it’s new technology, many people are unfamiliar with the installation process.  As Alberta’s fiber internet experts, Tether has all of the details […]

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How Can Fiber Optic Internet Help My Community?

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People need faster internet, but it’s not just for streaming Netflix. Fast and affordable internet access will be this generation’s greatest leveller, providing better opportunities for education, business, and health. Fiber internet has the ability to empower communities and provide a platform for growth but as of right now, only 42% of rural households have […]

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Rural Areas & Fast, Reliable Internet: Why Don’t They Mix?

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The days of dial-up are behind us, but for many internet users in rural Alberta, it doesn’t feel that way. In urban centres, most people have access to high-speed internet from a variety of providers. In rural Alberta, however, that is not the case. Fewer than 13% of rural communities in Alberta have high-speed internet. […]

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The Future of Fiber Internet: What’s To Come?

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The internet has evolved significantly since it was first invented. We’ve graduated from dial-up to better, faster internet options like fiber internet. The internet has come a long way, but the internet of today will continue to evolve to suit our needs tomorrow.  The Future of the Internet How we use the internet today will […]

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Fiber Internet Installation: Everything You Need to Know

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So you’ve heard of fiber internet, but how do you actually get it to your house or business? There are some key differences between traditional internet fiber internet, both in their speed and in their installation. Types of Fiber Internet Connections There are 3 main types of fiber internet connections that bring fiber internet to […]

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Fiber Internet & Your Business: Benefits You Need To Know About

It’s no secret that many of us rely on the internet to do our jobs. Paying the internet bill has become just as important as paying the electric bill. Depending on the size of your business, that bill can get pretty big. Thankfully, more high-speed internet options like fiber internet are becoming available to business […]

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Fiber Internet vs Cable, Satellite, & Wireless: What’s the Difference?


From the days of dial-up to today, there are now a variety of ways to get your internet. Depending on where you live, you may have access to one or many types of internet. So, what are the differences between each type? And which is the fastest?  Cable Internet As the name suggests, cable internet […]

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Reliable & Fast Internet: How To Get It & What’s My Best Option?

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We live in an era where the internet is no longer a luxury; it’s a necessity. In fact, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has ruled high-speed internet a basic service for Canadians. Knowing this, what’s the best way to get reliable and fast internet for your family? Why Is Fast Internet Important? The […]

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Your Guide to Fiber Optic Internet: Everything You Need to Know

Fiber optic internet cable

Fiber optics. The technology has been around for decades, but when it comes to the internet, it seems to be the latest telecommunication buzzword. And for good reason. With both internet dependency and device per household numbers increasing, fast, reliable internet is becoming more vital than ever before. In fact, the latest Canadian Internet Use […]

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