Posts By: Connected Fiber

How Dark Fibers Are Used

Dark Fibers

Most people are well aware of the fact that there are millions and millions of miles worth of fiber optic cables buried underground that are used to transmit data at incredibly fast speeds. However, did you know that there are also million and millions of miles worth of fiber optic cables buried underground that aren’t… Read more »

Factors That Contribute to the Longevity of Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic Cables Longevity

Fiber optic cables are capable of transmitting data significantly faster than traditional copper cables. However, one thing that people have worried about when it comes to fiber optic cables taking the place of copper ones is durability. Fiber optic cables contain glass in them, which is why some people are concerned about how they’ll hold… Read more »

How Freezing Weather Affects Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber Optic Repairs

There are so many advantages that come along with using fiber optic cables over traditional copper ones. Fiber optic cables can transmit data significantly faster than copper ones. They’re also able to carry data over longer distances without experiencing any disruptions. Nevertheless, over the years, companies have found that there is one challenge associated with… Read more »

Why Fiber Internet is a Better Option than Cable and DSL

Fiber Internet

You’ve probably heard of/use cable or DSL to access the internet. Have you heard of fiber internet? It could become the future of digital communication. The U.S. government has considered expanding access to it, and internet providers are showing interest. Fiber internet might be coming to your town in the near future. Basically, fiber internet… Read more »

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 »