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You might be hearing how fiber optic cabling is revolutionizing the telecommunications industry. Companies such as Google and AT&T are completely outfitting entire cities with fiber optics. This mostly stems from the various advantages fiber holds over its conventional metal wire counter parts.

But what are these advantages and what will they do for your business? Take a look at the top 5 advantages fiber optic cable brings to the table.

Advantage #1: Higher Carrying Capacity

Optical fibers can be drawn to smaller diameters than conventional metal wires. This allows more of them to be bundled together into a single cable. This allows for more lines and more channels to flow through the cable.

Advantage #2: Faster Transmission

Fiber optic cable transmission can be measured at the speed of photons rather than the speed of electrons like copper wire. Fiber optic cables travel very close to the speed of light, only 31% slower.

Advantage #3: Do Not Emit Electricity

Unlike copper wires, fiber optic cables do not emit electricity. This brings many advantages in itself. By not emitting electricity, fiber optics do not emit electromagnetic currents. These currents can destroy networks. This same quality also makes it so they will not catch fire.

Advantage #4: More Durable

Fiber optic cables are made of glass. Now this might seem to suggest the opposite of durable. But the fact is this makes it less prone to damage then copper wiring. This also means you won’t have to replace them as frequent.

Advantage #5: Digital Signals

Probably the most relevant advantage for today is that fiber optic cables are ideal for carrying digital information. This makes them the top choice for computer networks.

If you’re in the market to upgrade to fiber optic cabling get in touch with us here.