Fiber is more reliable than DSL and cable. Because fiber-optic cables are made from glass, they do not receive the noise and interference coaxial cables often receive. This means you’re less likely to experience signal interference from inclement weather and distance.
As innovation continues and the uses for high-speed internet continue to grow, fiber is the only technology with the capability to support the needed bandwidth.
Once fiber cable is installed, it can be upgraded by replacing electronics on the end rather than replacing the cable itself. As electronic components are upgraded, the same cable you had before can support new bandwidth capabilities.
Increased Home Value
According to research by the FTTH Council, fiber increases the value of a home by 3.1%. Using Tippecanoe County statistics, that translates to an additional $7,750.
We are local
Wintek has been locally owned and operated in Greater Lafayette since 1973. During this time, we’ve always believed in using technology to improve the quality of life for residents and businesses in our community. As part of this commitment, we are continuing to invest in FTTH infrastructure that will meet the bandwidth needs of today and tomorrow.
Premium customer service
At Wintek, we offer what big-box providers can’t — premium customer service tailored to you. When you call us, there’s no frustrating call center or automated system to navigate. Your call is always answered by one of our knowledgeable network technicians based right here in Greater Lafayette. They will help you understand the different components of your FTTH network and provide recommendations that help you get the most out of your Wintek service.
We understand you have a lot on your plate. If a service call is necessary, our technicians will schedule an appointment that works for you and arrive right on time. No 4-hour windows or wondering if your provider will ever show up.
With Wintek FTTH, you’ll always have the same internet speed. Fiber-optic cables are run from each customer’s home to our backbone cable. You’ll never have to share a cable with a neighbor or suffer during high-usage periods.
Wintek monitors our network 24/7 to ensure the best performance for your connection.
Wintek has direct peer connections with Amazon, Netflix, Apple, Google, Facebook, Purdue University and more. When you visit these sites, you never leave our network, meaning you’ll see improved network performance and speed.
We are building in a total of 12 zones across Tippecanoe County. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first zone in January 2023 and in the last zone in June 2024. Through concurrent, overlapping construction, we project that construction will be complete in August 2025.
Wintek does not offer traditional pay TV services. (e.g., satellite or cable). However, streaming over your blazing-fast Wintek connection means you can keep all your favorite channels and series, find some new favorites, and save money in the process!
Wintek’s starting speed of 250Mbps/250Mbps is more than enough to stream HD or 4K movies and TV on multiple devices.
Plus: The monthly cost of one streaming service is much lower than what you pay each month for cable or satellite TV. That means you can likely choose two to three streaming services and still save money.
If you’re not sure where to start with streaming, we’ve got a tool for that, too! Just go to streaming.wintek.com, answer a few questions about your favorite shows, channels and preferences, and we’ll recommend the right streaming services for you!
Wintek bill cycles collect payment for the forthcoming month of service, so your first bill would include:
Wintek offers free installation, so there will be no such charge on your bill. Plus: You can choose a free first month of service as your free gift for signing up.
Our local support team is available 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday.
If you call during the business hours above, you will always reach a live person. If you require emergency assistance after hours, an automated attendant will provide the option to page an engineer. You may also email your request, and we will respond promptly upon the resumption of regular business hours.