Why should I choose fibre optic?
Fibre optic Internet continues to rise in popularity and it’s not hard to see why. Both residential and corporate businesses alike find themselves spending more and more time online. And, when it comes to efficiency, there really is nothing like fibre optic. Although still seen as a relatively new technology, there are a host of reasons why your business should choose this connectivity over broadband Internet. Our blog post will delve into just a few of these today.
No longer are we willing to wait for that little spiral to finish spinning before accessing a web page. Our addiction to speed is one of the main reasons why fibre optic Internet is becoming so popular. In many locations, it offers exceptional speed options that far exceed those of traditional connections. Some of these reach up to 100 Gbps. Equally, even when your network is being accessed by numerous computers at the same time, fibre optic Internet continues to run smoothly without an impact on speed.
LIMITED SIGNAL LOSS
Fibre optic internet has a significantly lower attenuation than traditional forms. This is the rate at which signal light decreases. In simple terms, this is a reduction in the strength of a signal. Traditional connections lose their strength the further away a computer is from the moden. Even over long distances, fibre optic can maintain a strong signal which minimises downtime for your employees.
If your business transmits a high degree of data, fibre optic is a no brainer. Although it is not ‘unlimited’ in the full sense of the word, the bandwidth offered is always significantly higher. If you find web conferences buffering or have difficulty watching high-definition videos, you could be dealing with a low bandwidth. Fibre optic can combat that sufficiently.
When your server processes data over an Internet connection, traditional Internet can produce significant delays. Fibre optic combats that, allowing you to download larger files without disruption and achieve better quality audio, if needed.
UNAFFECTED BY EMI
Traditional Internet connections are created using copper wiring. This creates a ‘field of interference’ around the cables and can lead to interference if cables are run close to one another. Also known as ‘crosstalk’, this can present information disruption or even significant security risks. Fibre optic connections are produced from light which does not generate an EMI (electromagnetic interference), making it a more secure option.
NO FIRE HAZARD
Fibre optic cables don’t use electricity or heat. Therefore, they present no fire risk or chance of accidental electrocution. This makes them a safe and reliable option – perfect for corporate businesses.
RCL is industry experts in the design and supply of quality network cabling solutions. If you have any questions about fibre optic Internet or any of the other services we provide, get in contact today.