Our Guide to Fiber Optic Lines and Internet Access

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Of the wide range of services offered by CKC Data Solutions, fiber optic cabling and infrastructure is one of the fastest-growing. This is due to the constant and competitive demand for fast and reliable internet connectivity, which relies on a strong fiber optic network. Read our blog to find out more about how fiber optics affect your internet access. 

The Successor to Copper

Before the rise of the fiber optic cable, there was copper wiring. There is still some use of copper wiring in the industry today, although it is becoming less frequent. The differences are mainly physical. A copper cable will last roughly five years before needing replacement, while a fiber optic cable has a lifespan of 30 to 50 years, depending on the environment. The weight per 1,000 feet of wiring is 39 pounds for copper, while only 4 pounds for fiber optics. Moreover, the fiber optic cable is nearly impossible to be tapped or breached, while the copper cable is susceptible to both. 

Benefits of Fiber Optics

Fiber optics provide much quicker, more secure, and more reliable internet connectivity than any other means of transmission. Compared to the second-most popular fiber, copper, fiber optics support over 1,000 times as much bandwidth and travel 100 times farther. When measured for signal loss, there is hardly anything to speak of when it comes to fiber measured over a standard 500-meter cable. That’s why fiber optics are great for long distances, while we use copper for Ethernet cables over short distances.

Environmental Impact  

In the modern push to become as environmentally friendly as possible, the telecommunication industry is no different. Moving to fiber optic communication across the board has a widespread environmental impact. The wires themselves do not transmit electricity, which can cause fire, radiation, and simply poor biodegradation. Fiber optic cables yield the lowest risk and lowest environmental impact of any other option, making them increasingly popular as time passes. 

Fiber Optic Installation by CKC Data Solutions

At CKC Data Solutions, we recognize the importance of a changing technological environment. This is why we choose to utilize fiber optics for all of our customers. Through tireless research and implementation, we firmly believe that they are the best fit for both our customers and the technological world as a whole. Fiber optics are the future, and we are here to install them. Contact us or call (417) 812-5251 for more information on what we can do for your business.

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