The Fiber Optic Cabling Difference

When installing cables for networks in big working locations like offices or schools, which kind of wiring performs best? Users traditionally have copper wiring at their home stations. Copper is less expensive, and generations of computer users have survived using it. However, more and more users are switching to fiber optic cables. These cables are more expensive compared to copper but offer several advantages:

More bandwith

Fiber offers greater bandwith than copper, and is standardized to perform over 10gbps. Fiber can carry bigger information with greater fidelity compared to its copper counterpart.

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Faster information transfer

There is very minimal signal loss when transmitting signal and even electricity because fiber optic signal is light-sourced, making for exponentially faster data transmission. Fiber optics do not have distance limitations, unlike copper. Fiber distances are determined by style of cable, network, and wavelength.

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Greater efficiency and security

Fiber optic cables are not as prone to damage as copper wires are. Users won’t have to replace these as frequently since they are made of strong glass.

Data is safer with fiber optics. An attempt to break the physical security system is not as easy. Tapping is easier to monitor because it leaks light, and the entire system will fail.

Joseph Duzgun is the founder of Brighten Technology Solutions. The company provides high-quality technology services to nonprofit organizations, businesses, and educational institutions. Learn more by visiting this page.


Author: Joseph Duzgun

Joseph Duzgun hails from Houston, Texas. He has participated in numerous programs such as Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and is a member of the University of Houston Small Business Development. His company, Brighten Technologies, provides technology solutions and services to businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and municipalities.

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