The optical fiber is one of the most preferred and used cables because of its highly secured properties and its design which is used for security purpose. With each day, fiber optic is gaining its popularity very fast and internet users are willing to switch from their old broadband connection to new fiber optic broadband connection. These cables are made up of a glass material (looks like plastic) that helps to transmit signals and allows super-fast data transmission.
Earlier broadband connection i.e. ADSL uses copper cables due to which speed was compromised and it couldn’t be transmitted to the user entirely. Fiber Optics cables are placed underground level, which is an advantage as it helps to protect the cables from wear and tear of the cables hanging out.
There are two types of fiber used:
1. In FTTH, the broadband connection is transmitted from the box installed in exchange to the user’s location.
2. Whereas In FTTC, firstly the connection first reaches a multi-user local telecom cabinet from where the connection is then sent to different users through copper cables.
A fiber optic connection is bit slower when compared to broadband but it is still considered as one of the best connection. High speed and weather resistant are two main aspects which make this connection more viable. Like other technologies, this technology also has its own pros and cons.
For example some of the advantages of fiber optic:
Although broadband connections take 10mbps speed for data transfer, the amount of interference is great in the connection. That’s the drawback which broadband users have to bear. And people who are using fiber optics connection, data gets transmitted @1.544 megabits and less interference. For occasional users who come online randomly to surf the internet or to check email, for those internet speed does not matter. People who need internet 24/7 for online surfing, downloading, online games, they need super-fast internet services and uninterrupted connection that too at affordable price.
However, some of the disadvantages of fiber optic:
Despite the disadvantage, the growth and popularity of fiber optic are increasing day by day, no matter what the price is.
If you are looking for this technology, get in touch with your local internet service provider for your area or you can visit online at Connect Broadband Connection for more information on FTTH connection.
About Author: Gurwinder Singh is an editor and works at Connect Broadband Chandigarh. He loves to write on Internet Services and Broadband Connection. Connect Broadband Chandigarh offers fast, reliable and affordable broadband connection.