In honor of National Video Game Day on September 12, Highlands Fiber Network (HFN) is celebrating all things video games and how your HFN fiber internet keeps you connected to your favorite games.
Video games have been around since the 1950s, starting in university settings at Cambridge University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Over the years, video games have evolved, from simple console games like “Atari” and “Pong,” to Nintendo’s “Super Mario Brothers” and “The Legend of Zelda,” to new media platforms and video games apps that have turned video games into an $18-billion-dollar industry.
Today, gaming technology keeps gamers excited and engaged with endless new features and improved graphics for an overall better gaming experience. To experience the latest games as their creators intended, you need a fast and reliable internet connection without interruptions, lag, or buffering. HFN fulfills all the internet service requirements today’s gamers need.
Fiber optic cables perform at the speed of light, faster than a copper connection you have with cable and DSL. With fiber internet, you can download a 50 GB game in minutes with a 1 GB connection. You don’t need to worry about keeping up with your opponents or waiting to download large files.
Less Lag Time
Game lag is one of the most frustrating issues to experience while playing online, especially if you’re in a multiplayer or tournament setting. Packet loss and congestion contribute to the latency you may encounter online. (Latency is the speed information gets from your gaming console to the game server and back.) Fiber internet speed travels at the speed of light, ensuring your games are faster than any of your opponents who rely on non-fiber cable connections.
No More Streaming Issues
Streaming using Twitch or other platforms requires more reliable bandwidth than your usual online gaming session. HFN provides all customers with symmetrical speeds, meaning uploads are just as fast as downloads. HFN will not throttle your internet speed or cap bandwidth usage.
Explore the World of VR
Your HFN fiber internet easily integrates with new technology. Virtual reality (VR) is the newest generation of gaming and allows you to interact with a game in a whole new way. VR works only if your internet can keep up. HFN has more than enough bandwidth and the fastest speeds to enjoy your VR game without lag.
Jeremy Fallt is the HFN general manager, and a Central Park resident. Images provided by HFN.