In an increasingly connectivity-dependent business environment, fiber Internet access is a strong play for companies of all sizes. Speeds range from 10MB on the low end to 40GB on the high end. Most importantly, the service is usually offered as a “dedicated” service or DIA (Dedicated Internet Access). It’s your service and yours alone. You do not share it with neighboring businesses or nearby residential neighborhoods.
Here are 4 more reasons fiber is so cool:
- Constitution: Glass
The cable is made up of strands of incredibly thin optically pure glass that carry digital information with light instead of electrical currents used with Ethernet.
- Interference: None
Optical fiber cables work through the transmission of light, interference from electronic devices isn’t a concern. Additionally, since they don’t conduct electricity, fiber optic cables are ideal for high voltage locations.
- Security: High
Light doesn’t create an electromagnetic field when it travels through the cable, making it extremely difficult to intercept information without physically tapping into the cable.
- Speed: High
A single optical fiber strand has been shown to transmit data at a rate of 100 terabits per second. So transferring data across the world at the speed of light is no problem.
- Source: Telarus.