A Cost-Effective 100 GbE Optical Interface?

As the length of cable runs in major data centers only continues to grow, the standard for fiber optics needs to grow with it. Network technologists are now in the process of producing a cost-effective 100 GbE optical interface that uses less power and provides greater range than any of the fiber optic technology we’ve… Read more »

An Affordable City-Subsidized Internet Connection

Susan Crawford, a Harvard law professor, has stated, “America led the world in the first generation of Internet Application development, but it won’t lead the second.” This is a big claim from a big name in the Internet technology world. But that claim is not unfounded. The United States ranks at a meager 31st place… Read more »

The NFL and Fiber Optics

The ability to quickly send data that can be viewed and analyzed by important officials is useful in many applications, as we’ve discussed here on the Connected Fiber blog. Data moves at the speed of light in fiber optics systems, providing some of the highest speeds imaginable. In recent months, many high-profile organizations have been… Read more »

Fiber Optics Can Help Us Find a Better Future

We tend to think of faster Internet speeds and higher bandwidth mainly as a way to enjoy entertainment services even more quickly. Fiber optic cables can support incredibly quick transmission of television and Internet broadband services, and it’s true that users can enjoy high connection speeds for viewing multimedia content like never before through these… Read more »

What is the Google Fiber Project?

Previously on the Connected Fiber blog, we went through and broke down the technology behind fiber optic data transmission for our readers. When people are first told that light pulses can transmit data and information across long distances, it may seem fairly fantastical. However, as you can read in our post below, it certainly is… Read more »

Two Major Forms of Fiber Optics Cables

Many people have seen the commercials or heard about fiber optic cable, but how does this system work? Today, we wanted to take a minute to break down some of the basics about fiber optics for our readers here at the Connected Fiber blog. More than just any cabled form of data transmission, you’ll see… Read more »

Connected Fiber Keeps Communication Alive in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions

Welcome to our blog! When was the last time you thought of fibers? Not the fibers found in food, but cables and fiber optic slicing, the kind responsible for communication via phones, internet and much, much more. Before we get into that, however, it’s time for a question: do you feel “connected” to the world… Read more »