For years, the best option for internet in Medina County has been cable. When it works, it can provide an adequate connection, but it’s susceptible to weather-related outages, peak hour slowdowns, and bandwidth limitations.

Fortunately, something better is on the way: fiber internet from Medina Fiber. While other providers may advertise “fiber” internet, it’s still built on outdated cable infrastructure. Only our network is 100% fiber. And while we haven’t connected the whole county yet, we’re making progress every day.

But why is fiber better than your past service options? We’re so glad you asked. Read on for five reasons Medina County prefers Medina Fiber.

#1: Local Support and Service 

We separate ourselves from cable companies right away by being a local service provider. Your neighbors are the ones installing the fiber lines, answering your questions on the phone, and helping you get connected. They’re members of your community and care what happens around here, just like you.

Our focus will always be serving you. We’re never going to strong-arm you into a contract you don’t want or restrict your access to great internet. Our job is to create a fiber internet network that makes your life better.

We understand that reliable internet access is essential for your family. It empowers you to pursue the remote career of your dreams and conduct telehealth visits from home. It ensures remote learning helps your child stay on track (without making you want to throw your computer out the window). And it enables family movie nights that aren’t interrupted by slow download speeds or dropped connections.

And when you have problems or there’s an issue, you can count on us to work hard—and quickly—to make things right.

#2: What You See Is What You Pay 

You don’t like seeing surprises on a bill (and neither do we!). That’s why we don’t have hidden fees or fluctuating prices. What you see is what you pay. You can count on it being the same every month. We don’t send inflated bills or charge you when you call in for help. And if you want to make a change to your account, we’ll make sure to accommodate you.

Our pricing is straightforward and listed on our website for all to see. Curious about available promos? Just give us a call! We’re committed to transparency and happy to answer any questions you may have. 

#3: Fiber Internet Increase the Value of Your Home 

When you’re selling your home, you think about the things that make it desirable, like a great backyard, a new roof, or a perfect view of the sunrise. Each of those perks can increase the value of your home.

So can fiber internet.  

Studies show that fiber internet adds about $5,000 to your home’s value. And you can anticipate that number to rise over the next several years as more people work from home and need access to reliable internet.

#4 Symmetrical Upload and Download Speeds  

Before we explain why this matters, let us tell you a bit about what symmetrical upload and download speeds mean.

The download speed of your internet determines how fast things like files, streaming videos, and websites you’re looking at load on your screen.

Upload speed determines how fast you can send things to the internet, like social media posts, images, and video calls. If your upload speed is slow, you won’t have a good connection for your virtual meeting, or your image may take a long time to post to social media.

With symmetrical upload and download speeds, you have equal bandwidth for both types of activities. But cable internet providers are not able to offer symmetrical speed due to limitations of the technology. If you’ve ever noticed that your boss can’t get a clear video from you on a video call or your files take a long time to upload, you might be held back by slower upload speeds.

With fiber internet, you can have equally fast speeds for uploads and downloads. This means you can have meetings without interruption, and your telehealth visits will go smoothly. And when it’s time to stream your favorite show, you won’t have to worry about buffering.

#5: The Freedom of Fiber  

Cable internet providers want you to be dependent on them for both your internet and television access.   

When you switch to fiber internet, you have the freedom of choice. You can cut the cord on cable TV (and those expensive bills!) and enjoy many options for watching live television or streaming your favorite TV shows and movies. Simply use our free MyBundle tool to discover which streaming platforms offer your favorite channels for less.

But reliable internet is for more than watching TV — fiber upgrades your life in so many ways! You can skip the waiting room and have a telehealth visit at home. Or you can cut the commute and enjoy the flexibility of remote work.

Better internet is on the way. And we’re excited for you to experience all of the positive changes fiber internet will provide. If you’re still on the fence about making the switch, take a look at this chart and see how we compare to your cable provider:

If fiber internet isn’t available in your neighborhood, don’t worry, it will be soon! You can stay up to date on the installation process by signing up here. Then, you’ll be notified when fiber internet is available in your neighborhood. We can’t wait to get you connected!