Fiber Optic vs Copper

Fiber Optic vs Copper

The race between Copper and Fiber was won, and the incontrovertible winner is fiber. Virtual Private Networking (VPN) for telecommuters, or point-to-point T1 services for businesses, only Fiber Optics can satisfy the wide-ranging needs of an entire community. Fiber Optic contractors know that the use of a Fiber Optic Network minimizes maintenance expenses because the in Fiber Optic Network signals are not affected by electrical noise. Exempt from FFC-mandated sweeps, fiber reduces operation and maintenance costs for an outside plant. Fiber also drives much longer loops than copper and there is no ongoing plant tuning. Additionally, the Fiber Optic Network has an estimated Interior/Exterior, LAN, WAN, and Plant life of more than 35 years. On the other hand, copper cable is delicate. It only has a 25 pound pulling tension limit and kinks will ruin the high speed performance. With fiber, even though it’s glass fiber, it has more strength and greater tolerance to abuse than copper wire. Not too many years ago, fiber was a novelty, and there was little fiber optic installation experience in the industry. Copper was the king. In today’s high speed networks the reverse is true. While copper is restricted as far as speed, fiber can look at the very high speed industry future with supreme confidence.

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