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The Rise of Fiber Internet

November 13, 2015
Fiberoptic

Fiber internet is a type of technology dependent on fiber optics. Current statistics show that more than 10 million homes across the country use fiber optic internet. Instead of traditional copper coaxial cables, fiber internet uses fiberglass cables containing three parts: cores, cladding, and a buffer coating.

How it Works

Fiberglass cables use cores, which transmit light through the cables and allows them to function. Each core is surrounded with cladding or reflective fiber optic material. A buffer coating protects the cables from breaking, fraying, or sustaining other damage. Fiber internet uses the cables’ encoded light signals to transmit information through the bends and twists in each cable.

Advantages

Fiber internet guarantees a much faster startup than DSL because the data is transmitted through light, which travels at extremely high speeds. Since the optical cables don’t absorb the light, you can see your data within seconds. This technology also makes data and connections more reliable, without glitches or freezing. With fiber optic internet, your signals are far less likely to drop. Because data travels so quickly, your server will not get clogged with information, and your signal will stay intact.

Not Just for Internet

Many homeowners use fiber optic cables for their phones and TV service as well as internet service. If you’d like to switch to fiber optics or have other questions or needs, contact us today.

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