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Common Internet Questions

A data cap is limiting the transfer of a specified amount of data over a period of time, usually a month. While other Internet service providers in your area may cap your data, altafiber does NOT cap or limit the amount of data you can send or receive with your Internet service.

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altafiber is always expanding our Fioptics service to bring the highest-quality service to more and more of our customers.

To find out if Fioptics is available at your address, click the Check Availability button below.

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Can I get altafiber Fioptics Internet at my home?
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To run a speed test, click here. As a reminder, speeds can vary from a wired to a wireless connection and from device to device. We always recommend running a wired speed test in order to see the true speed you are receiving.

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How does Net Neutrality affect me as an altafiber customer?
Are there any data caps?

No! altafiber does not throttle nor have data caps.

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What speed should I select?
Are there any data caps?

Check here to see if your area is experiencing an outage. 
 

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Fiber is type of cabling altafiber uses to transmit internet, video, and phone services to your house in an area that has been upgraded. It is a technology that transmits information as light pulses along a glass fiber line.

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What speed should I select?

altafiber has many different speeds to select from depending on how your household uses the internet, click here and scroll down to "see details" of each package to see what the appropriate speed can do for you and your household.

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Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment or method of communication. For instance, under these principles, Internet service providers are unable to intentionally block, slow down or charge money for specific websites and online content. 

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altafiber believes high-speed Internet is a powerful asset that facilitates access to education, employment opportunities, and health services. High-speed Internet allows entrepreneurs to start and expand businesses. And, of course, high-speed Internet supports a multitude of entertainment choices.
 
Today, altafiber can deliver high-speed Internet to approximately 70 percent of Greater Cincinnati. That percentage will only grow as we continue our investment into building a deep fiber network across the region.
 
Our investment in fiber – which to date totals approximately $1 billion – allowed us to start offering Gigabit service to consumers in 2014. Continuing the fiber investment is the right thing to do for customers. Which makes it the right thing to do for our company.
 
altafiber believes that a net neutral approach is also the right thing to do for our customers. And that’s how we approach every decision we make.

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The FCC recently voted to repeal net neutrality rules. This decision is seen as a “win” for national Internet Service Providers that supply high-speed Internet, and that aggressively lobbied for the change – although many of these providers have so far declined to discuss what the FCC’s vote means for their customers in the long term.
 
altafiber wants you to be clear on our position:
  • We will not prioritize Internet content traffic. We have, and will continue, to keep treating all Internet traffic the same way.
  • We will not charge you a premium to access content that is freely accessible over the Internet. Our job is to maintain your connection. You decide how to leverage that connection.
In other words: The repeal of net neutrality rules will not impact altafiber customers. altafiber is building and maintaining a fiber network that is designed to meet the current and future bandwidth needs of our customers. There is no need for altafiber to prioritize or throttle Internet traffic.
 

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What is altafiber's stance on Net Neutrality?
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