In theory, if you have fibre (ultra-fast broadband) you don’t need a modem, just a router.
However, as with all things tech, there are some exceptions.
When fibre is installed in your home a box (optical network terminal) is put inside your house which connects your home to the fibre network.
Do you need a special modem for fiber optic Internet?
No more modems. Fiber-optic technology doesn’t require a modem for its Internet service. Incredibly fast speed allows you to do more in less time. The always-on connection makes it easy to connect to the Internet.
What is the best modem for fiber optics?
10 Best Fiber Optics Modems – July 2019
|6||ARRIS SURFboard DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem (SB6183) Certified with Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner By ARRIS||8.2 Score|
|7||Motorola 16×4 High-Speed Cable Gateway with WiFi, 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 modem + By Motorola||7.9 Score|
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What equipment is needed for fiber optic Internet?
Fiber Optic Modem
The traditional cable and DSL modems that many Americans have in their homes can’t be used with fiber optic internet. These modems are capable of converting analog signals into digital ones, but they’re not capable of translating the light signals from fiber optic cables into digital signals.
Can you install fiber optic?
Fiber optic cables should be placed in their own dedicated ducts or trays. Do not mix copper cable and fiber cable in the same ducts or trays. After the fiber optic cable is installed into a duct or innerduct, end plugs should be installed to provide an effective water seal.