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Fiber Optic Speed Benefits

Fiber Optic Speeds Benefit Companies More Than Broadband Speeds

Connecting to the internet is essential for businesses to run effectively in the modern world. Broadband has been the network telecommunications system for quite some time, but broadband speeds have their limitations. Fiber optic speed outpaces broadband and can increase the efficiency and productivity of your business.


Faster Downloads

Many businesses rely on cloud storage and software to avoid the cost of maintaining expensive hardware in-house. Those businesses, however,  then need to rely on cloud storage to download data from cloud service providers, which can be time-consuming. On the other hand, the faster fiber optic cable speeds increase the ability of businesses to quickly and efficiently get their work done, whether it’s updating quotes, entering data, creating invoices, billing clients or other necessary and important tasks. 


Reliable Speed

Fiber optics are more reliable because the cables are more durable than the copper cables used for broadband. Unlike fiber optic speed, WiFi speed can fluctuate with broadband internet. Patchy internet service results in downtime for your business. Any time you or your employees cannot perform necessary duties, you lose money. 


Fiber Optic Speed

One example of fiber speed is downloading a two-hour training video approximately 1.25 GB in size. Even a fast 20Mbps broadband speed takes 10 or more minutes to download. That’s 10 or more minutes your employees cannot watch the training video. The 1.5 Mbps fiber optic, however, takes 1.5 minutes to download and zooming 1,000 Mbps or 1GB speed takes only eight seconds. With the savings in time your employees can watch the training video right away and then get back to work sooner. 


Cable Costs

However, switching to fiber optic internet isn’t the only way to increase your internet speed. Upgrading your telecommunications system to fiber optic cable gets you faster speed. The upfront cost of fiber optic cable is more than copper cables, but the long-lasting benefits of switching would save you time and money. Technology continues to grow in the fiber optic industry, making it more affordable with each passing year. The system not only works with your existing copper cables, but the system is also flexible enough to grow and adjust to the speed you need as your business grows. Modular patch panel solutions handle a variety of speeds and cables to accommodate different fiber cables and equipment. The result? You save your business a lot of money because you don’t have to reconstruct the entire telecommunications system when the copper wires fail. 


Internet Differences

A broadband network may have fiber optic cables within the system, but your business won’t get fiber optic speed unless you have fiber optic cables between their system and your business. Broadband may use fiber optics for the main system and copper cables from their main line to your business. Speak with your internet provider to see what kind of cable network they use to transmit data. 


Cable Differences

Copper wire not only decreases speed but poses a fire risk as it ages. Fiber optic cable is more durable and reliable than copper. Since the fiber optic cables don’t transmit electricity, electromagnetic interference has no effect on their ability to transmit data and there is no risk of fire. 

Fiber optic speed is significantly faster and more reliable than broadband. Running a business with fiber optic cable is an investment that will last for years to come. Better telecommunications lets your employees work more efficiently and with minimal downtime waiting for downloads.

See our last blog post: Fiber Optic Networks For Business

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