Although copper has set the standard for mass communication in the corporate setting, fiber optic cable is replacing it with each new building construction or upgrade nationwide. Although fiber optic is a bit more expensive than copper, it has several distinct advantages that make it a better product. Whether you’re launching a startup or looking to expand a well-established company, below, we explore some reasons why fiber optic cable is your best choice for wiring your communication network.
1. Faster Transmission
Information embedded in fiber optic cables travels just shy of the speed of light. Keep in mind; the average internet speed is 75 to 150 Mbps. A fiber optic cable can deliver data of up to 1000 Mbps. A fiber internet connection significantly reduces download times. In short, you never have to wait for anything.
2. Less Signal Loss
One of the challenges of long-distance wiring is attenuation. The longer the cable, the higher the attenuation, i.e., the greater the signal loss. While all long wires and electrical cords experience some signal loss, fiber optics experience less than other types of communication cables. For comparison’s sake, we know that copper cables can only transmit information up to 9 feet before signal loss takes its toll. Fiber cables, however, can up to 25 miles with zero signal loss. No contest.
3. Safety and Security
There are other reasons why fiber optic cables are the best possible option for your communication network. Fiber optics are a stable and secure material that eliminates specific communication and safety risks. Some examples are:
Zero Electromagnetic Interference. Fiber optic cables will not interfere with one another or other surrounding cables because they do not conduct electricity.
Zero Fire Risk. Fiber optic cables are not a fire hazard. Since they do not conduct electricity, you never have to worry about a surge, flame, or spark.
Extremely Durable. You don’t have to worry about replacing them as often as other cables. Even though the fiber is made of glass, they are less likely to break.
Fiber Optic Phone Systems From Central Telephone
Central Telephone is the leader in cloud-based, digital, and hybrid phone systems in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Our team of communication specialists can help you upgrade your current telephone network as your business grows. We offer cloud-based installation, network wiring services, and small business phone systems. To schedule a consultation or an installation, contact us at 763-55-2000, or you can message us at email@example.com.