The Basics of Fiber Optic Cabling for Offices

Category: General
November 10, 2021

Fiber optic cabling has been a popular networking option for years now, and for good reason. At LanStar Systems, Inc., we’ve been providing small business owners in Maryland with our fiber optic cabling services for a long time, and plan on continuing far into the future. We wanted to take some time today to talk about the basics of fiber optic cable structures.

What is Fiber Optic Cabling?

At their core, fiber optic cables are cables that use flexible filaments of clear glass to transfer information using lights. The cables are primarily used to transfer digital data signals in the form of light over long distances, usually hundreds of miles. The filaments necessary to transfer the light information are fragile, and are usually surrounded by protective materials.

Advantages of Fiber Optic Cables

There are several main advantages to fiber optic cabling networks. Fiber optic cables are able to support a higher bandwidth than other cables, with different fiber cables being rated at 10 Gbps (gigabytes per second), 40 Gbps, and 100 Gbps. Additionally, since fiber optic cabling uses light to send information, a signal can be sent without losing its strength.

Minimize Downtime

Any time spent with your network down, is money taken out of your pocket. Nowadays, so much business is conducted online, it’s almost unfathomable to remember how we used to communicate without the speed and reliability of the internet. Fiber optic cabling networks are extremely reliable, and companies that use them minimize their downtime, which means you can rest easy at night knowing your network is safe, secure, and reliable.

Work with a Professional Fiber Optic Network Company

If you’re interested in upgrading your current cable network, give us a call today. No matter the size of your business, we know you can benefit from the speed and reliability provided by fiber optic networks. Our team of structured cabling specialists is standing by ready to answer any questions you may have.


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