Why we use fiber

  • 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.
 

Fiber Optic

Bandwidth: 1.05 Petabits/s


Distribution Point: In Customer's Data Closet


Consistent Quality: Yes


Cable Maintenance: Once every 30 years


Future Proof: Yes


Interference: None


Secure: Cannot be tapped

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copper/DSL

Bandwidth: 24Mbps


Distribution Point: Local Exchange


Consistent Quality: Marginal
(Dependent on other customers usage)


Cable Maintenance: Often


Future Proof: No


Interference: Electro-Magnetic


Secure: Easy to tap

 

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