Are Fiber Optics Worth It?
Fiber optic cable is quickly positioning itself as the new standard over copper. While fiber optic is the pricier option, the benefits far outweigh the increased cost. If you’re looking for an upgrade or planning a new network installation, here are the reasons why fiber optic is a good choice for your home or business.
What is fiber optic cable?
Fiber optics are a network cable made up of strands of glass fibers encapsulated by an insulated casing. The cables are constructed to effectively provide long-distance, high-performance data transmission. Fiber optic cables are able to provide higher bandwidths and successfully transmit data over longer distances than traditional wired cables.
Benefits of Fiber Optics
- Faster Speed – Fiber optic cables transmit information at slightly less than the speed of light. The average internet speed is 75-150 Mbps, but fiber optics deliver speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Not only are they faster than traditional copper cables, they carry a higher bandwidth as well.
- Less Interference – Fiber optics are less vulnerable to interference due to the physical properties of the cables themselves. Copper cables require shielding to defend against electromagnetic interference, and it helps, but it’s not quite enough to prevent interference when cables are strung in groups.
- Reduced Signal Loss – Due to the fact that light can travel for much longer distances through a fiber cable without losing its strength, fiber optic cables experience less signal loss than other communication cables. For example, copper cables are only able to send information around 9 feet before signal loss begins to take effect. Fiber optic cables, on the other hand, are able to transmit up to 25 miles with no signal loss.
- Increased Safety and Security – Fiber optic cables do not conduct electricity. This means they will not interfere with each other or surrounding cables, and they are not a fire hazard because they can never surge, flame, or spark. They’re also more durable than traditional wired cables. Despite the fact that they are made of glass, they’re less likely to break or require replacement.
Corporate Technology Solutions: Fiber Optics Technicians in Arizona
We have over 20 years of experience providing exceptional networking solutions to our clients in Arizona. Within our organization, and on-site, we believe that a successful project is a safe project. All field technicians and project managers are trained around the concept that “Safety Comes First.” As a part of our safety-first core values, we stay informed on local, state, and federal codes and regulations for safety. Our goal is to provide only the best products and services to our customers by offering turnkey solutions to their communication networking needs.
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