You may or may not know that fiber optic cable is becoming quite popular and many businesses are trusting fiber to transmit their important data. This week’s blog will leave you with a better understanding of what fiber does, who uses it, and why it is changing the industry, as we know it. In order to have a strong understanding of fiber, we’ll begin with the basics.
First of all, who uses fiber optic cable? Maybe you have heard of Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) before? This does exactly what it says, runs fiber optic cable connections to individual residences. FTTH allows for the delivery of a multitude of digital information for telephones, video, and data. Homeowners are moving away from copper cable because it cannot handle all of the new, upcoming technologies such as HD streaming video. Fiber optic cable is less susceptible to corrosion or power surges, and provides the fastest, most versatile high-speed Internet connection.
In addition to homeowners, many businesses are also switching over to fiber. Local Exchange Servers are using fiber to carry the same service between central office switches at a local level. Fiber optic network designs provide the security and reliability that multinational firms require when transmitting financial data and sensitive information between buildings and around the world. With society’s present-day infatuation with HDTV, cable television providers are finding it necessary to install fiber optic networks in order to transmit high bandwidths of information. These are just a few of the many industries that are utilizing the advantages of fiber optics.
So, what exactly is fiber optic cable and how does it work? A fiber optic network is designed to transmit data via pulses of light through optical fiber and is typically run underground. This flexible, transparent fiber is made of plastic or silica that is marginally denser than a human hair. The fiber acts as a pipe to send light between two locations. Thus, data is traveling at the speed of light, ensuring the fastest transmission available.
There are so many reasons for investing in fiber optic networks. For example, fiber provides superior bending performance, it is ideal for transmitting high bandwidths of data over long distances, and it requires less maintenance than copper wiring networks. Those are three important reasons why fiber is becoming the industry standard. There are also long-term benefits including extremely limited attenuation of the product’s quality and no electrical interference. While fiber optics is the newest technology for transmitting your valuable data, it is also the best quality.
Lattice Communications is a fiber optic cable supplier that can get you the lowest price possible on bulk fiber optic cable. If you are considering upgrading your network infrastructure to fiber optics, consult with our representatives to determine if electing to buy fiber optic cable would benefit your business.
Next week we will be discussing three phase power vs. single phase power generators, how they are different, and the benefits of each.