CFU's new fiber-to-the-premises communications network is now under construction throughout the community.
How will FTTP improve my service? Frequently Asked Questions
CFU is now building a new, all-fiber optic communications network throughout Cedar Falls. On the new system, fiber optic cable replaces the current co-axial cable connections to homes and businesses.
The fiber-to-the-presmises (FTTP) network provides hundreds of times more bandwidth capacity than is commonly available from cable TV or telephone companies in the United States. Fiber optic data and video services enter the home or business through a single gateway, known as an optical network terminal (ONT). The system has capacity to deliver internet access at sustained download rates up to 200 megabits/second.
How it works
Fiber optic cables are fine strands of glass that conduct signals carried in beams of light. The optical signal travels a passive connection from CFU's central office to the customer's home or business. An optional battery back-up keeps the internet connection active for up to eight hours if the power goes out.