WHAT IS FIBER TO THE HOME? Fiber to the Home (FTTH) refers to the installation and use of fiber- optic cables to carry digital information directly to homes and businesses. These cables are made up of hundreds or thousands of optical fibers, which are long thin strands of pure glass. Fiber has a higher bandwidth capacity and can easily transmit applications like telephone, internet, and video streaming with plenty of capacity left over for other applications. Why are we investing in FTTH? Bloomingdale Communications is excited to bring you this next generation of communications technology. It is all part of our commitment to provide excep- tional customer service. FTTH offers many advantages to residential customers and businesses alike and prepares everyone to enjoy an even greater selection of communications options in the future. What are the benefits of FTTH? FTTH will provide many benefits to Bloomingdale Communications customers in your area. They include: • More Bandwidth Fiber has the capability to transport virtually unlimited bandwidth. This will accommodate today’s increasing demand for high-speed internet connections —the result of multiple users and devices engaged in applications such as streaming. • More Internet Speed Because fiber-optic technology uses light instead of electricity to transmit data, the frequencies that are used are much higher and the data capacity is much greater. Light moves extremely fast (186,000 miles per second), enabling internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (one Gigabit) on fiber-optic networks— 100 times faster than a common 10 Mbps residential connection. • Greater Reliability Fiber-optic cables are less susceptible to glitches than traditional copper wires and can withstand the shock and vibration from inclement weather. • Future Flexibility FTTH is considered “future proof” and offers the flexibility to deliver additional services in the years to come. Bloomingdale Communications is excited to connect you to the many benefits of fiber. HOW OUR FIBER INSTALLATION PROCESS WORKS Installation Schedule Bloomingdale Communications has begun the construction of fiber-optic cable to homes and businesses in your area. Equipment for Exterior and Interior A protector box will be mounted on the exterior of your house. This is where we splice and ground our fiber optics. In addition, there will be a device installed inside your home or business to supply the internet. It contains the electronics that convert a signal of light from the fiber into usable internet and can be placed in different interior locations. Narrow Trench for Fiber Cable Our goal is to treat your property as if it were our own. After digging the narrow trench or directional boring required to install the fiber cable, we’ll restore your yard to a condition as close to the original as possible. If you have any specific con- cerns about the work planned for your property, please call us at (269) 521-7300.