“HOW FIBER OPTIC INTERNET WORKS
From the ultra-fast transatlantic fiber lines that connect the Americas and Europe, to the data hubs that connect you to the internet, everything comes back to fiber… But how does it work?
Well, at a fundamental level, fiber optic communication works by sending small binary transmissions of light down a fiber optic wire. Then, at each end of the fiber optic infrastructure there is a computer, repeater, or optic amplifier that makes sense of the signal or amplifies it so it can continue on down the network.
Similarly, fiber to the home technology works by delivering a fiber optic connection all the way to the premises of the consumer allowing for much faster and lower latency speeds than DSL or cable.
FIBER OPTIC PERFORMANCE
According to the FCC, companies providing fiber optic internet connections offer 117 percent of the advertised speed during peak times, greater than that of DSL and cable.
Additionally, the FCC found that fiber internet has the lowest latency (18ms) of all of service types tested. If you are unfamiliar, latency is a key metric to how fast your internet responds and “feels.”
Even though fiber optic internet is the way of the future, as of 2012 only 23% of Americans have access to fiber broadband ranking the United States 14th of many western countries in fiber optic penetration according to the OECD.
BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTIC BROADBAND
TRANSFER LOTS OF DATA QUICKLY.
Because fiber broadband is the fastest internet available, you can transfer large amounts of data quickly and seamlessly. This means that whether you are watching a movie on Netflix or video chatting with family in Asia or Europe your connection will be seamless and quick (provided they are on fiber too).
NEXT GENERATION TECHNOLOGY
Because fiber-optics uses light instead of electricity to transmit data, the frequencies that are used are much higher and the data capacity is much greater. The fiber-optic cable itself is made from glass or plastic which is not susceptible to electromagnetic interference like metal cables. This allows data to flow over great distances without degrading. Interference and energy loss is the limiting factor for all types of communication transmissions and fiber optics handles these factors much better than other modes of transmission. In the future, more and more of our world will be connected via fiber optics as we outgrow the old copper based infrastructures.”
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