Posts By: Connected Fiber

How a Couple of Small Cuts Can Knock Out the Internet for Millions of People

Loss of Internet Service

It seems like it would be almost impossible for anything to take out the internet completely. Internet companies have spent billions of dollars creating a strong infrastructure for it. Nevertheless, millions of Americans found out just how fragile the internet can be on Black Friday when a relatively small problem knocked out internet access to… Read more »

What Causes Damage to Fiber Optic Cables?

Fiber Optic Cable Damage

As long as fiber optic cables are installed properly, they should stand up to just about anything and continue to do their jobs. Nevertheless, there are certain instances in which fiber optic cables stop working due to unpredictable damage. Here are a few common examples: Animals chew through them There are all kinds of animals… Read more »

Hurricane Michael Caused Major Fiber Optic Damage

Hurricane Damage to Fiber Optic Cables

Hurricane Michael is being hailed as one of the most destructive hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. Armed with 155 mile per hour winds, the Category 4 storm ripped through parts of the Florida Panhandle in early October, leaving thousands of damaged and destroyed homes, businesses, and other buildings in its wake. It also managed… Read more »

Multi-mode Fiber Optic Cables vs Single-Mode Ones

Single-mode vs. Multi-mode Fiber Optic Cables

When you decide to create a fiber optic network, you’ll have the option of choosing between two different types of fiber optic cables. The first are called single-mode fiber optic cables, while the second are multi-mode fiber optic cables. They each have their own pros and cons, and you should weigh them out carefully before… Read more »

How Fiber Optics Benefit Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing

Does your company rely on cloud computing to conduct business? Fiber optic technology can help you make the most of keeping your business information in the cloud. If you aren’t utilizing fiber optics already, consider doing it soon to ensure that you’re getting everything you should be out of cloud computing. Here are some of… Read more »

Why Fiber Optic Testing is Important

Fiber Optic Testing

There are several methods you can utilize to conduct fiber optic testing. You can use visible light source testing, power meter and light source testing, and optical time domain reflectometer testing to get the job done. Nevertheless, no matter which approach you take to fiber optic testing, it’s important that you do it for many… Read more »

The Benefits of Fiber Optic Transmission

Fiber Optic Transmission

One of the benefits to using fiber optic cables is they’re capable of transmitting data at a significantly high rate. You’ll get the chance to enjoy an extremely high bandwidth when you choose to replace copper cables with fiber optic ones. But that’s not the only advantage that you’ll get with fiber optic transmission. Here… Read more »

Repairing Severed Cables

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We’ve spoken about the proliferation of fiber optic networks for municipal internet connections myriad times on the Connected Fiber blog. However, as great as these networks are for communities, there are times where fiber optic repairs and maintenance are necessary.   (As a quick reminder to our readers, when you have a fiber optics maintenance issue… Read more »