3 fiber optic myths that are not true

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Due to our current technological dependence, the need for reliable connectivity is more important than ever. But with so many Internet options to choose from, it can be difficult to know which one is right for your needs. Additionally, if you do not understand the technology behind the connection, it is easy to have certain misconceptions.

And that is the current situation when it comes to fiber-optic Internet. Although fiber optic services have been around for many years, there are still some widespread myths about this type of network. In this publication, we will debunk three of those myths.

MYTH ONE: Fiber optic cables are not durable.

Because fiber optic cables are made of glass strands, some people assume that they can break easily. However, this glass is coated in a way that actually makes them more durable than other types of wiring. In fact, they can withstand high stresses and extreme weather conditions. They can be safely submerged in water and can withstand temperature fluctuations more easily than other types of cabling. They also have a reduced risk of fire (since no electricity is involved in their operation) and can be bent without damage. If service durability is your priority, the cables used to create fiber-optic Internet networks should be your first choice.

MYTH TWO: Fiber optic networks are less reliable

Some people have the mistaken belief that the connectivity and performance offered by fiber optics is not as good compared to other alternatives. But that is far from the truth. A single optical fiber can carry more than 3 million full-duplex voice calls or 90,000 television channels. Fiber optic Internet is less likely to be unavailable during a power outage, with the added advantage that it will not be subject to interference from power lines or other electrical equipment. This type of network is also considered to provide better security, as it is quite difficult to hack. Perhaps most importantly, fiber Internet is generally faster than basic cable (copper, for example), even when bandwidth usage is at its highest peak. This means consistently higher Internet performance for you when using a fiber-optic network.

MYTH THREE: Fiber optic Internet is very expensive

It is true that the benefit is usually higher when you pay a higher price, but that does not necessarily mean that the services provided by the major fiber optic operators are out of reach for your company. Although the most basic Internet options may be less expensive to obtain, in the end you may end up sacrificing a lot in terms of speed and reliability. In addition, the cost difference between fiber optics and other Internet connectivity options is currently negligible in many cases. And even if fiber optics requires a slightly higher investment, customers generally agree that the difference is worth the higher quality of service they receive.

Now that you know the truth behind some of the most popular myths about fiber optics, it’s time to consider whether fiber Internet is right for you. For more information, contact us today.

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