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What Is a Fiber Internet Modem?

By: Tachus Fiber Internet | Published 03/28/2022

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Tachus customers have the option of choosing any Wi-Fi router or mesh system that bests suits them and their needs. We believe that no two households use their Internet connection the same way, so one router will not fit all users.

But when it comes to connecting your household to our Fiber Internet service, we believe the modem we install is the best possible tool for the job. That’s why we provide it to our customers at no extra cost.

So what’s the difference between the modems we install and cable modems you’ve used in the past? Let’s start by explaining just what kind of modem we use.

What Is an Optical Network Terminal?
The modems we use are Fiber modems, also called Optical Network Terminals. The name Optical Network Terminal, or ONT, refers to a Fiber modem’s ability to transform the optical signal received from Tachus’ network into the data used by your devices. There are some similarities and differences between an ONT and a traditional modem.

ONTs vs Cable Modems
While it would seem convenient to continue using your old modem once you start receiving Fiber Internet service, it won’t benefit you. This is because traditional cable modems aren’t capable of receiving the light signals from a Fiber network and converting them into digital signals; they can only do this with analogue signals sent over a traditional copper cable network. This makes Fiber Internet and older modems completely incompatible. That’s why we provide a Fiber modem, or ONT, to our customers at no extra cost.

About Tachus’ Fiber Modems

Tachus provides a DZS 2424A1 ONT, an advanced Fiber modem that delivers the optical signals and Gigabit speeds that our network provides to your home’s network and devices. You can learn more about the DZS modem’s specifications here.

Of course, before you use a Fiber modem you must first have access to a Fiber Internet connection. Does your community have access to the blazing-fast, symmetrical speeds and unmatched reliability that Fiber has to offer? If you’re not sure, check your address to find out if Tachus Fiber Internet is offering service to your area! Our 100% Fiber Internet and our advanced Optical Network Terminal work together to provide a super fast and super simple service to our customers and to our communities!

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