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If you are still paying for Internet service from a wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) when you have the option of using the state-of-the-art fiber already installed to your home, you are holding yourself back.  You need to get up, call us and make the simple change to Directcom Fiber. It’s easy. Your life will be better. Your kids will be happier. Your Netflix will work better. Try it–you will like it.

Everyone knows that Fiber provides the best possible Internet connection. It’s also important to know that Directcom is the ONLY Fiber Optic Network in Eagle Mountain. We asked our customers in Eagle Mountain to provide some guidance to their neighbors who are still using a Wireless ISP, and this is what they came up with:

Using a wireless Internet Service Provider when you have fiber to your home is like…

Kristi N Neil Laei – “Using bark instead of Charmin toilet paper.”
Bill Mounteer- “Preferring VHS over Blu-Ray.”
Kyle Sorensen- “Rubbing two sticks together when you have a lighter.”
Tiffany Nielsen – “Mowing the lawn with dull scissors when you have a riding lawn mower revving to go!”
Craig Bruening – “Hitching a horse to your car to get around.”
JanaLee – “Pickett Replying to an email you received via snail mail.”
James Scott Wilson – “Choosing to take the Gremlin, over the Corvette next to it!”
Stacie Ann Shaver- “Choosing sandpaper for toilet paper when two-ply toilet paper is right there.”
Kyle Sorensen- “Raking leaves with the handle of a rake instead of the teeth.”
Angelee Bellon Forsyth- “Using an outhouse when you have indoor plumbing.”
Joseph Rose -“Buying a Ferrari without wheels!”
Seth Sadler- “Doing chores yourself when you have kids.”
Jennifer Weight- “Using training wheels on a Harley.”
Bruce Carlson- “Buying a CD entitled, “Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s Greatest Hits (Instrumental Version)”
Greg Rawlinson- “Hammering a nail with your forehead.”
Seth Sadler- “Killing Dracula by stabbing him in the heart with sewing needle.”
Seth Sadler- “Trying to hit on women wearing parachute pants.”
Seth Sadler- “Skydiving with an umbrella.”
Mark Poe- “Taking a shuttle down to the planet when you could just beam down.”
Jake Jones- “Is like walking through a warzone in swimming trunks. When you own a tank.”
Christopher Peck- “Watching live TV with commercials when you have Netflix (with fiber of course).”
Christopher Peck- “Attempting to cross a tight rope without the rope.”
Kelly Gus Arnell -“Trying to bucket water out of a well when you have a faucet.”
Bruce Carlson -“Taking pictures of a water fountain when Niagara Falls is right behind you.”
Roy Nielsen-“Hosting an Olympic swim meet in your bath tub when an Olympic size pool is just around the corner.”
Clint Pedersen- “Flying coach when you could be flying first class. Think of all that leg room, and that first class service.”
Kory Belnap – “Living on the sun and turning on the lights.”
MIchael Simister -“Driving a Lamborghini in grid-lock.”
Preston Griffin- “Hand pumping water out of a well when you have indoor plumbing.”
Art Krahenbuhl- “Drinking a milkshake through a sippy cup!”
Tim Ehat- “Taking Lehi Main Street instead of Pioneer Crossing.”
James Fillmore – “Walking to china instead of flying.”
Michael Lyon – “Picking the scooter to ride instead of the Harley!”
Kyle Sorensen – “Walking to work when you have a car.”
Kyle Sorensen – “Digging a hole with your hands when you have a backhoe.
Tj Hitz -“Driving home in rush-hour traffic instead of riding the front runner train!
Joseph Smith – “Trying to eat soup with a fork.”
Wilfred W Little – “Driving a toy electric car when you have a fast sports car.”

Don’t be fooled! Direct Communications is the ONLY Fiber Optic Network in Eagle Mountain.

Don’t be fooled! Direct Communications is the ONLY Fiber Optic Network in Eagle Mountain.

Luxury Fiber Internet is now even more affordable than wireless. Check out our new prices. 

Why will you have a better streaming video experience with Directcom than with any other ISP?

  1. We don’t put a cap on how much you are allowed to download or watch each month.
  2. Our network is state-of-the-art fiber optic cable, specifically designed to stream high-definition video.
  3. We are a Netflix SuperHD partner, and Netflix has co-located within our Network to bring you faster access, quicker browsing, and higher resolution video.
  4. We offer unmatched speeds up to 1 Gig (1000 Mbps).
  5. We don’t throttle your speeds if you stream too much.
  6. We are the only fiber network in town. Wireless internet equipment simply wasn’t built to handle constant high-demand applications like high-definition video very well.
  7. Our speeds are consistent, and we typically provide the speed we advertise, not some “burstable” mythical speed that you can only get for a few seconds.
  8. Unlike wireless providers, your bandwidth is not shared with your neighbors, so you can all stream video at the same time and not be affected by your neighbors’ usage.
  9. Our all-fiber-optic cable backbone connects you directly to the national fiber backbone, with no wireless links inbetween.
  10. With us, you can watch multiple HD streams at the same time on different devices in your home without ever running out of bandwidth.

How Do I know if I have Fiber to my Home?

All subdivisions built since 2006 will be Fiber to the Home, plus many older neighborhoods which have been upgraded from copper to fiber recently.  All of the city center area is now 100% fiber. Most of the Ranches is already fiber, but it varies by neighborhood in the Ranches. If you don’t know if you are on fiber: call us at 801 789 2800, or Check out our fiber network map. 

The easiest way is simply to look at our communications electronics mounted on the outside of your house.
If you have fiber optics to your home, you will notice an additional power ring around your electric power meter. This supplies power to the fiber power adapter/backup battery, which in turn powers the fiber optics electronics box, called an ONT. (Optical Network Terminal)

The traditional copper N.I.D. (Network Interface Device) is a lot smaller, simpler, and thinner than a fiber O.N.T., and does not require any kind of power accessories.
Click here to see more configurations and comparisons between fiber and copper network boxes.

If you have fiber to your home, your setup outside may look similar to this:fiber-ONT-490

(However, not all components will be installed yet if you have never had phone service with us.)  In that case, you could look for the orange conduit stubbed out of the ground next to your power meter.

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