Is Fiber Optic Infrastructure Worth the Investment?

Category: Network Infrastructure
October 3, 2020

Let’s face it, fiber optic infrastructure is not cheap. Many businesses contemplate investing in fiber optic infrastructure. Is it worth it? Is it as good as people claim it to be? Find out the answer to these questions and more below. 

What Really is Fiber Optic?

Most of us have heard the term “fiber optic” but aren’t familiar with what it actually is. Fiber optic is a solid strand of glass that’s as thin as a human hair. It uses pulses of light emitted by a LED or laser light source to carry information. 


There’s a reason why many businesses have opted for fiber optic infrastructure. It’s because fiber-optic infrastructure comes with many benefits. It makes working easier and increases productivity because of its fast speeds. Some of the benefits of fiber optic infrastructure include:


Business owners enjoy consistent uptime and data transmission. Fiber optic cables are less likely to be impacted during a power outage and they’re less susceptible to electromagnetic interference. In simple terms, it means that businesses have more reliable internet service. 

High Speeds

Businesses also benefit from faster internet speeds. Nothing compares to the speed of fiber optic infrastructure. Fiber also provides faster upload and download speeds compared to traditional copper infrastructure.


Security is important for every business. Fiber optic infrastructure offers the most secure connection for your data. It’s almost impossible to hack or tap into fiber optic cables, so you can rest assured that your business is protected. 

The 5G Future  

By now you’ve probably of 5G technology. Over time, this will become a common technology for businesses. Did you know that fiber is the preferred medium for 5G networks? That means as this technology becomes more readily available, your business will need an infrastructure that can support the newest 5G technology. Now is the time to prepare your business for this upgrade. 

Investment for the Future

Although it’s ultimately up to business owners to decide if fiber optic infrastructure is worth the investment, here at Lanstar Systems, Inc., we believe it is. If you’re ready to invest in the future with Baltimore, MD fiber cabling installation, we’ll be more than happy to do it for you. Our experts will work with you to design and build the most beneficial fiber optic infrastructure for your business.


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