About Fiber Optics
Fiber Optic Technology
At 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative, we are committed to providing cutting edge fiber optic technology to the rural communities we serve. Through our fiber optic network, 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom Cooperative customers have access to one of the most advanced telecommunications systems in Wisconsin.
West Wisconsin Telcom’s 100% fiber to the home project was completed in 2008 and in 2015 we enhanced our network and started offering fiber Internet speeds up to 1GIG. The communities we serve include Downsville, Wilson, Spring Lake, Weston, Eau Galle, Rock Falls, Meridean, Fall City, Elk Lake and the West side of Eau Claire.
24-7 Telcom, a subsidiary of West Wisconsin Telcom, was established to build fiber optic services to Menomonie and they are presently expanding their fiber optic network to the community of Rusk.
24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom are nationally recognized as a Smart Rural Community for its advanced broadband network and innovation in economic development, commerce, health care, public safety, education, agriculture and more.
What are Fiber Optics?
Fiber optics are long, thin strands of very pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. They are arranged in bundles called fiber optic cables and use light instead of electricity to carry a signal. The light signals represent data, which is capable of traveling at the speed of light.
What is Fiber To The Home (FTTH)?
Fiber To The Home (FTTH) means the fiber optic is installed directly into your home or business; we even connect the cellular towers in the communities we serve with our fiber optic network; everything is connected.
Will installing Fiber Optics make my home more valuable?
Fiber Broadband is the next generation utility. Being a part of a Fiber Smart Rural Community is a real selling point. A house is generally worth much more if it has access to a public street, water, and sewer services, public schools and other “utilities” than if it does not. 24-7 & West Wisconsin Telcom is a small company with a big vision – to develop and maintain a fiber optic network that connects rural communities from the ground up.