Fiber to the Home Construction

Fiber to the Home

Spencer Municipal Utilities offers Fiber Internet to the community of Spencer with speeds up to 1 Gig! A multi-year construction project was worth the wait for residents of Spencer!


What is it?

Fiber to the Home or FTTH is the delivery of a communications signal over optical fiber from SMU’s switching equipment all the way to the service address. Just like internet service has evolved from dial up to DSL and cable modem, fiber will give customers the next level of service to continue to improve the way they live, work and play here in Spencer.
Optical fibers are long, thin strands of glass about the diameter of a human hair. These fibers are arranged in bundles to create a cable or line to determine the capacity (or bandwidth) of a communications network.

Preparing for the future

Sometimes when a provider like us upgrades to fiber, they refer to it as ‘future proof’ or ‘future proofing’ the system. Optical fibers are considered ‘future proof’ because they ensure the flexibility to deliver additional services. By expanding to FTTH, SMU will be able to provide higher bandwidth to customers which will enable them to experience video, internet and voice services beyond our already reliable services. Today more industries are using the Internet as their delivery system. Many listen to the radio, watch television shows and full-length movies-all from the comfort of our PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone. The need for faster Internet speeds and more bandwidth has grown and will be growing in the future.