High Speed Business Internet

Speed, Security, and Reliability on Iowa's Largest Fiber Optic Network

Gig speeds available on Iowa's largest fiber optic network

With decades of experience and a fiber optic network that spans more than 4,460 miles across the state,
Aureon keeps Iowa's rural and metro businesses connected.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Fast, reliable fiber internet provides your team with the greatest opportunity for success and your customers with the most positive experience possible.

Downtime, or even slow time, can reduce productivity, strain morale, and cause frustrations for both employees and customers.

For a more in-depth look at the opportunity cost of slow internet, we recommend reading How Slow Internet Speeds Can Impact Your Bottom Line.

Depending on their age, most commercial buildings either had ethernet wiring installed during the original construction or have since been retrofitted to keep up with modern business demands.

In the event that your building doesn’t have the necessary wiring, you may need to hire a contractor to install it for you.

If you have any questions about the readiness of your building to connect to Aureon fiber internet, contact us today for a free consultation.

You may incur some installation cost. The only way to know for sure is to have us evaluate your address.

That said, Aureon does have the largest fiber optic network in Iowa and our fiber is already connected to more than 65,000 buildings across the state. We're laying more fiber and connecting more buildings every single day. That means, if you’re business is in a multi-occupant building in an established business district, you may be closer to an Aureon connection than you realize.

Request a free consultation today and find out!

If you have an existing local area network (LAN) that connects your computers to the internet, a server, or each other, then you almost certainly have everything you need to connect to the Aureon interface.

On the other hand, if you’re setting up a LAN for the first time, you will need to provide an ethernet switch or a router for us to connect to.

Your Aureon account executive will help you determine your readiness and any equipment needs during your initial consultation.

Whenever new fiber is run into an existing building, some disturbance is likely occur. Our crews work hard to keep the disturbance to a minimum and strive to leave the property in the best possible condition at the end of the project.

Every installation is different, but you can expect minimal disruption to your business while we install Aureon fiber internet in your building. Depending on where the fiber enters the building and where the wiring closet is (or will be) located, you may not even notice our crew on the premises.

Once again, an Aureon account executive can assess your location and provide more detail about your specific installation.

DSL uses existing telephone lines to connect to the internet and is the slowest option. Cable transmits data over copper TV lines, works faster, and carries more bandwidth than DSL. Fiber-optic internet transfers data via glass wires (fiber) using light (optic) signals. Fiber is the fastest, most reliable internet connection available.

DSL and Cable are commonly asymmetrical (slower upload speeds than download speeds), whereas fiber is almost always symmetrical (equal speeds up and down).

What's more, fiber internet speed is limited only by your service provider with speeds of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps becoming increasingly common. Most small and medium size businesses are well served with a 100 Mbps connection.

Aureon offer business fiber internet in packages from 50 Mbps all the way up to multiple 100 Gbps connections.

Symmetrical internet connections offer the same speed for downloads and uploads, whereas with asymmetrical connections your upload speed will be just a fraction of your download speed. Sluggish upload speeds make it challenging to send large files to teammates, clients, and vendors.

Cable and DSL networks are commonly asymmetrical. Aureon business internet is always symmetrical.

Internet speed, most commonly expressed in Mbps (short for megabits per second) or Gbps (gigabits per second) is a measure of how much data can be transferred in one second.

Modern applications place a greater demand on internet speed and bandwidth than ever before. Team collaboration tools (Zoom, Webex, Team, etc.), interactive training, high-definition live streaming, and voice over IP (VoIP) calls require constant two-way communication. Even simple tasks like email or word processing are becoming increasingly reliant on the cloud.

For a better sense of how internet speed will impact your company’s productivity, take a look at the “How Much Internet Speed Do I Need?” table further up on this page.

Your Aureon account executive can help you calculate your current fiber internet needs and plan for future expansion.

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