Hurricane Michael Caused Major Fiber Optic Damage

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

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 Optic Jobs Are Best Supervised

Whenever fiber optic cables are being installed or worked on, it’s very important for a single person to be designated as the supervisor for the job. That person should be in charge of making sure everything goes according to plan. They should also, maybe more importantly, be in charge on spotting potential problems with a… Read more »

How Fiber Optics Benefit 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

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

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

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 »

The Process of Splicing Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic splicing is a process that allows a professional to take two fiber optic cables and bring them together. When this process is done properly, the new cable can transmit data as quickly and efficiently as a regular fiber optic cable can. There are two methods of fiber optic splicing called mechanical splicing and… Read more »

Are There Optical Fibers That Can Feel?

By now, you’re probably well aware of just how amazing fiber optic cables are. They’re capable of transmitting data at an incredibly fast rate of speed through the use of light and don’t need to rely on electricity to work. It’s why more and more cities and towns are turning to fiber optic cables when… Read more »

Why Businesses Should Choose Fiber Optic Networks Over Cable Ones

When you’re in the process of setting up a network for your business, you’ll have the choice of going with either a fiber optic network or a cable network. Both will offer benefits; however, a fiber optic network will prove to be a better choice more often than not. Here are just a few of… Read more »