There exist different types of connections, each of which offers different benefits and inconveniences. For example, a coaxial cable connection is fairly inexpensive and easy to install. However, it is not as fast as optic fibre, which uses light rather than electricity. It allows for higher bandwidth and a higher transmission rate. In Quebec, optic fibre is not as widely spread as a coaxial cable connection, making internet speed slower in most households.
Hybrid Fibre, which blink uses, is a combination of optic fibre and coaxial cable connection. The backbone of the cable is made of optic fibre and the last mile is a coaxial cable. This allows a higher bandwidth and transmission rate than regular cable connection without driving the cost of internet access higher. Additionally, the coaxial cable connection ensures greater stability.
There exist other internet connection options, such as ADSL, which uses pre-existing telephone lines. While ADSL provides high speed for a low price, the instability of the internet makes it frustrating to use. At blink, we do not believe in sacrificing quality for the price.