- It transmits data using hundreds of very thin strands of glass fiber bundled together to form a cable.
- Data (video, audio, text, voice, etc.) is transmitted as pulses of light through the fiber.
- A single strand of fibre is equivalent to 1,000 strands of traditional copper wiring. Compared to copper, it can accommodate A MILLION TIMES more data traffic. Fiber can carry data much further than copper and wireless systems.
Bandwidth: 1.05 Petabits/s
Distribution Point: In Customer's Data Closet
Consistent Quality: Yes
Cable Maintenance: Once every 30 years
Future Proof: Yes
Secure: Cannot be tapped
Distribution Point: Local Exchange
Consistent Quality: Marginal
(Dependent on other customers usage)
Cable Maintenance: Often
Future Proof: No
Secure: Easy to tap