Copper cable internet that supports broadband is sensitive to electromagnetic interference which can be caused by the proximity of machinery. Fiber optic communication can transmit much more data over longer distances and they are immune to electromagnetic interference.
- Fiber connections are also symmetrical which means the upload and download speeds are the same.
- Cloud services need fiber bandwidth speed for an optimal service experience.
- It’s much faster than other connections.
- It’s sturdier than copper cabling.
- It’s nearly hack proof. Dedicated fiber connections are not shared with other customers. This provides additional security.
- Signals literally travel at the speed of light.
- T1 Connections, still the most common last mile connection offers a very slow connection at 1.544 Mbps and it’s not scalable because you can only bond so many T1 connections together.
- When using fiber optic cabling in construction, it’s thinner and easier to use. Their size is significantly smaller than compared to copper cables. They require less work to be run through walls and can be installed next to other cabling without creating additional noise.
- Fiber cables are an integral part of a building communication system and can be designed into building-management systems and electrical power coordination.
- Determining strand count for commercial network backbone construction questions: Will the system be designed with redundancy where a secondary pair of fiber will be required for each primary circuit? Will the backbone support fiber strands for other networks (non-Ethernet)? Do you need a separate fiber strand for security because it needs to be completely isolated? Does the network require very high bandwidth circuits? Has growth factor been considered in fiber design components?
- Lightweight and small diameter means less labor to run fiber optic cable.
- Optical fiber is generally considered a fairly non-hazardous medium.
- Eventually, existing copper and Ethernet cabling will lack sufficient bandwidth to do the job of data transmission
- When you run fiber optic cabling in your buildings for your customers, you are essentially ensuring their economic vibrancy. Having access to unlimited broadband is the future of economic development. No more is fiber restricted to big cities.
- Fiber optics are non-conducive so it can be used where electrical isolation is needed between buildings where copper cables would require cross bonding to eliminate differences in earth potential.
- They can be used in very dangerous construction environments where a spark could trigger an explosion.
- The price of fiber optic cable is now comparable to copper so using this medium in construction is a viable alternative to older technologies.