High Speed Internet

FTTX (Fiber to where you need it)

LaWard Communications offers FTTH (Fiber to the Home) in certain areas of our exchanges, eventually We will replace all of our copper facilities with optical fiber.

What is FTTH (Fiber to the Home)

Fiber to the home (FTTH) is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from the operator’s switching equipment all the way to a home or business, thereby replacing existing copper infrastructure such as telephone wires and coaxial cable. Fiber to the home is a relatively new and fast growing method of providing vastly higher bandwidth to consumers and businesses, and thereby enabling more robust video, internet and voice services.

Connecting homes directly to fiber optic cable enables enormous improvements in the bandwidth that can be provided to consumers. Current fiber optic technology can provide two-way transmission speeds of up to 100 megabits per second. Ongoing improvements in fiber optic equipment are constantly increasing available bandwidth without having to change the fiber. That’s why fiber networks are said to be “future proof."

DSL

LaWard Communications also offers high speed internet through the use of DSL.

With DSL technology, LaWard Communications and LaWard Telephone turn your existing phone line into a constant high-speed data connection, while allowing you to continue to use your phone or fax lines as usual. Because you have automatic access to the Internet, you will never have to dial up, which means you won't have to deal with the hassles of busy signals and connection errors. Simply click you web browser and you're ready to go. As you will see, this dedicated connection serves as a powerful tool for accessing data from your home. the type furnished to our customer is called ADSL2+.

ADSL2+ stand fro Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line. This technology provides high speed data access over a single pair of ordinary telephone wires utilizing the unused portion of the frequency spectrum in POTS (Plain Old Telephone Service). The service termed asymmetric because the downstream speeds from the telco central office to the home are much greater than the upstram speeds, from the home to the telco central office.

Your computer will need to have either a network interface card or wireless adapter installed. Most computers will have these already installed. If you are unsure the tech will be able to determine if you need one at time of install. LaWard Communictions supplies you with a modem and a router that you may either purchase or rent. You can use your own modem and router, however that modem will need to be brought to us with available power adapter for testing with LaWard Communications DSL. If you have any questions please feel free to give us a call at 361-872-2211 or come by our office. You can also email Support