Sampson Gives Sage Advice on Home Fiber, the Future of Cable, and What It All Means to Builders
Jacksonville, FL – October 19, 2022 – “Move really fast…pay attention to where fiber is going, but disconnect when you can as well,” is the sage advice Fiber Fast Homes CEO Scott Sampson gives listeners on a recent episode of the Art of Construction’s (AOC) podcast. The podcast went live on October 13, 2022, as AOC Show 283: Breaking New Ground in Fiber to the Home Internet.
Sampson discusses how new homeowners are demanding high-speed Internet service with faster download and upload speeds to support their home and lifestyle. In fact, according to Statista, smart home revenues have been on the rise. Smart home sales in the U.S. are projected to reach almost $47 billion by 2025, which would be approximately twice the amount of revenue in 2020. That means home builders are missing out on sales if they don’t offer high-speed Internet because it is necessary to make smart homes function properly.
“Younger home buyers want faster Internet given all the demands for bandwidth created by streaming, home automation, gaming, smart home devices, and more. It is one of the first questions they ask when looking for a new home – how fast is your Internet?” Sampson points out on the podcast.
According to Sampson, builders and developers of new homes are beginning to understand what potential home buyers are wanting and that fiber to the home with its ability to deliver one Gigabit bandwidth speeds is the answer. In fact, he says during the podcast, “Builders are starting to see the benefits of fiber as selling points to homeowners and renters which gives the builder a differentiation and the homeowner a welcome alternative to other providers.”
Fiber Fast Homes works with new home and built-to-rent communities to provide fiber infrastructure and ongoing service contracted through the community homeowner association with Concierge service for residents. Fiber Fast Homes is presently in 13 subdivisions today and looks to be in 54 subdivisions nationwide by the end of 2023.
“We just want to help homeowners who look at Internet services and say, I want what I want and I want it now,” Sampson explains on the podcast. “Deciding on high-speed Internet service can be daunting. Our mantra is the ‘customer first’ – both our builder and resident customers. During the customer service process we want to be known as the company that is there to help you and treat you nice. And that is our unique selling proposition that builders are beginning to embrace.”
In closing the podcast, Sampson talked about the future of fiber to the home and high-speed Internet services in general. “It is hard to predict the future other than to say wait until tomorrow, it will change,” he explained. “I do think that technology helps draw the world together and the closer we are and can communicate more effectively, good things happen. Fiber to the home will help enable that. It is the next 100-year product and has a lot of upside in the future, especially the way it will change the builders’ and homeowners’ worlds.”