@scottalanmiller said in Fiber internet - shared vs dedicated circuit:
@syko24 said in Fiber internet - shared vs dedicated circuit:
Just curious if you had the option of Comcast Gigabit (coax not fiber) or the 500/100 fiber what would you choose? I would imagine the fiber option is more reliable.
Vendor matters a LOT, media matters very little. Good cable will beat mediocre fiber any day. But Comcast is the worst, so your fiber is likely better, but only because it isn't Comcast.
Fiber is a better media than cable, but marginally so. At the end of the day, the difference between the different media is background noise with other factors mattering so much more - like price, vendor, plan, etc.
SLAs has always been the key point that vendors always push with the COAX vs Fiber debate. How much downtime can you tolerate if your internet goes out. With Fiber, they promote SLAs, that they do not offer with COAX (at least with my local Comcast services) However, fiber is just SO much more expensive, and not worth it in our case. If the Internet goes down at the office, it's really not that big of a deal, as we can all work elsewhere.
We rarely have an outage in our area as well. For others in our area, (about 10 minutes down the road), their Comcast COAX goes down a couple times a month. A company I know just switched to Comcast Fiber, and they haven't had an issue since.
As with anything IT & business related, it's all about risk tolerance VS money.