We Have Fiber Optics

Posted on January 18, 2017

We Now Have Fiber Optics!

The Advantages of Fiber Optics

1.    Speed

Fiber-optic Internet is many times faster than even the highest-speed copper Internet connections. During periods of high demand for Internet access, your business should not notice the Internet slowing down.

2.    Cloud Access

The speed and bandwidth capabilities of fiber Internet mean faster access to your data and applications stored in the cloud.

3.    Reliability

Fiber Internet connectivity offers significant reliability advantages over copper Internet connectivity, due to the fact that fiber is much stronger than copper. Fiber-optic Internet is not susceptible to inclement weather conditions, which can damage or stall data transmission via copper cabling. Fiber is also resistant to human or electrical interference unless fibers are physically cut.

4.    Signal Strength

With traditional broadband Internet using DSL or Ethernet over Copper, the signal degrades as the user moves away from the switch. The signal strength of fiber-optic Internet does not degrade as quickly over distance. Organizations in relatively large spaces could benefit from better signal strength throughout the facility. 

5.    Bandwidth

For businesses with a high need for data transmission, it's relatively easy to "hit the cap" on your cable Internet bandwidth. While fiber-optic Internet for business is not truly unlimited, the bandwidth availability is significantly higher, and speed does not decrease as high demands are put on the network.

6.    Symmetric Speed

"Symmetric Speed" is a term used to refer to equal upload and download times on an Internet connection. With fiber Internet, your employees can benefit from equal upload and download times.

7.    Latency

Latency is a term used to describe delays that occur while processing data over an Internet connection. Fiber-optic Internet eliminates many of the latency issues users experience on cable Internet, particularly when downloading or uploading video or high-definition content.

8.    Security

Would-be hackers and information thieves can gain access to business cable Internet with relative ease, due to cable tapping or other relatively simple methodologies. The only way to penetrate fiber-optic Internet is to physically cut the fibers, which will cause the signal to disappear. Fiber-optic Internet is one powerful way to increase your company's protection against cyber-crime.

9.    Resistance to Interference

Copper cable Internet that supports broadband is sensitive to electromagnetic interference, which can be caused by the proximity of heavy machinery. Fiber Internet signals do not degrade or disappear due to electromagnetic interference. If your organization shares a telecommunications room with other businesses, fiber-optic Internet can protect your connectivity from disappearing if other organizations are using equipment that can interfere with your connection in the same space.

10. Support for HD Video

For many companies, teleconferencing and video conferencing are important tools for employee training, marketing, and sales. With a fiber-optic Internet connection, businesses can increase their investment in video conferencing as a business tool without sacrificing available bandwidth.