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Advantages of Fiber Optics Internet

Fiber optic networks here in the Philippines has become the gold standard for fast, high- quality data transmission not just for business but also for personal use for the internet connectivity field. Though the fiber optic way of internet connectivity is still new compared to other connectivity options, there are some distinct advantages of fiber optic internet. 

Fiber internet relies on light instead of electricity to transfer or transmit data, which make it much faster internet connections that are also capable of handling higher bandwidth. Fiber is faster than copper and can go longer distances than it, more secure, more reliable, more durable, easier to scale and cheaper in the long run process than copper but there are still some more advantages of fiber optic Internet compared to standard copper cable. 

Reliability

There are many factors that cause disruption when an organization is reliant on copper cable internet. Temperature for example, severe weather conditions and moisture can all cause loss of internet connectivity. Old copper cable can even present a fire risk, due to the fact that it carries an electric current. 

Concerns associated with cable include risks of interference from radio or electronic signals. Adding to that, copper wires are accessed in the area by telephone company personnel and sometimes they can make mistakes and rig the wrong wire. With that, copper wires all go back to the telephone company where disconnection can happen. Fiber above all of that, is typically independent of the phone company, termination points and their equipment. 

Distance

Copper internet networks signal degrades as the signal is carried from the central office while fiber is originally used for long haul networks and used by phone companies to connect towers to network. 
Cable Size

The speed of internet via copper cable is directly related with the weight of the cable that was used. For a certain internet connection to achieve a higher speed, more cable must be used which requires more space whereas in Fiber, speed is not connected to its size and overall lighter weight than copper. This results in easier use and less demanding on the limited space of rooms. 

Security

In a generation of increased attention towards security, fiber optic is claimed as a cost- effective way of instantly increasing your internet security. Intercepting copper cable can be done by connecting taps to a line to pick up electronic signals. Putting a tap on a fiber optic cable to intercept data transmissions is extremely difficult.  You can also easily identified compromised cables which visibly emit light from transmissions. 

Cost

Choosing to invest in fiber optic internet is more expensive than copper in the short term run, though costs are decreasing as this option becomes more common. The total cost of ownership over the lifetime of fiber is lower, it is more durable, cheaper to maintain and requires less fixing. 

The needs of an organization for information technology can vary drastically, the advantages of using fiber optic internet are making it an increasingly common choice for different business channels. Companies who tend to choose to invest in fiber optic typically find the total cost of ownership, speed gains and bandwidth potential noticeable. 

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