5 Reasons To Expand Your Internet Infrastructure

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We rely on connection to the internet and as fiber optic networks continue to grow, our heavy consumption of media will be accommodated by them.  Fiber optic data transmission involves utilizing photons bouncing erratically at the speed of light down a thin cable. Harnessing and focusing this energy into signals that modems decode is the key this equation.  In this posting, we will detail five reasons to upgrade from your existing, throttled internet to fiber. 

1. Bandwidth

Bandwidth is a measurement of the speed at which data travels down a series of cables to your modem.  It is measured in Mbps (megabits per second) and in some cases thanks to fiber optics Gbps (gigabits per second) or even Tbps (terabits per second)! Fiber optic cables permit the unimpeded flow of photons which allow them to reach warp speed.  As communications infrastructure continues to develop, bandwidth will continue to increase, also over long distances. 

2. Speed

Fiber is fast!!!  It is also less likely to be throttled down by an ISP (internet service provider) during times of peak use.  Remember those Saturdays where the weather turns and everyone stays inside?  It would seem like your internet connection has a lag to it and page loading times go through the roof.  Fiber optics solve these problems because the connection speed does not need to be regulated to prevent outages.  It also provides a better user experience when watching television as HDTV boxes are more responsive and when switching between your favorite channels there is no delay.  

3. Reliability

Having your internet go down is always a big hassle, getting on the phone or direct messaging with your provider can result in long wait times and stress.  Switching to a fiber optic network will allow you to forget the last time you spoke to tech support at your communications provider.  The incidents of outages are very low, the construction and installation of fiber optic cable makes it less likely to experience failure over other communications infrastructure.  

4. Security

Due to the type of signal fiber optic cable transmits, it is extremely unlikely that it could be recorded and duplicated using a rogue tactic.  Conventional communications cable signal can be recorded and analyzed to reproduce the exact transmission of data.  Though typically, with terabytes of information flowing through the network, it would not be feasible to analyze all of this data.   Rest easier know that it’s even less likely to happen over fiber.

5. Expanding Networks 

The technological revolution is well underway with fiber optic cable splicing contractors and installers placing cable in places that would never have been dreamed of ten years ago.  Your home may be eligible and it would be important to contact your communications or cable company to see if the wait is over! Moreover, fiber in large cities is spreading out to the suburbs and beyond to the countryside.  Don’t waste another minute waiting for a web page to load or miss a play in the big game because of HDTV lag or pixelation, upgrade to fiber now.

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