Digital subscriber line internet connections and cable internet connections rely upon copper wiring to transmit data. Fiber optics requires the use of a series of thin, flexible glass strands. Fiber optics is often preferred over other internet connection types, due to its reliability and speed.
The Issues Associated With Copper
DSL and cable connections require the use of long wiring. Weaker signals and distortion are two issues that may occur, especially if an internet user is located in a remote region that is far away from an internet service provider (ISP).
The uncertainty with how reliable an internet connection will be can frustrate a consumer and cause disruptions when communicating with others. Both DSL and cable connections have a capped internet speed. This is because the weakening and distortion of a signal may be compromised further with an amplified speed.
The Benefits Of Using Fiber Products
Fiber optics is widely used in telecommunication processes and relies upon the transfer of modulated light instead of electricity. Higher bandwidth is supplied since fiber isn't bound by the same limitations associated with electricity running through wires. The fast speed and clarity that is supplied via a fiber optics product will support faster load times and high-quality streaming.
The Installation And Setup Process
Fiber optics must be professionally installed and will require the addition of an optical network terminal and cables. The terminal may be installed outdoors, on the side of your home, or inside of your residence. This part houses fiber optic strands that will be secured to cabling. The cabling will be run to a service box that isn't located on your property. A service box that is used with fiber optics installations is similar to a cable television box that you would typically find on a telephone pole.
Once the installation is performed, the light signals that are transmitted from the fiber strands will be transferred through the wiring. A signal will be sent directly from the larger network source. Before using the internet, the optical network terminal will need to be turned on, and any devices that will be used must be connected.
This process is similar to setting up a standard modem and connecting laptops, tablets, or other internet-ready devices. With the addition of fiber optics, an end-user may decide to cancel their cable television subscription, in lieu of streaming movies or television channels through the fiber optics service.