Fact Vs. Fiction: Fiber Optic Cables

Fiber optic cables have become increasingly popular over the course of the last few years. There are more and more companies utilizing fiber optics for their internal and external communication networks. There are also many large communication companies creating fiber optic networks for their customers. However, despite this, there are still many fiber optic cable… Read more »

Why Fiber Optic Cables Are Superior to Copper

There are more and more businesses all across the country choosing to install fiber optic cables rather than traditional copper ones when setting up networks. Moreover, there are also many communication companies opting to offer their customers fiber optic cable networks. Do you know why that is? Here are some of the reasons fiber optic… Read more »

How Does Fusion Splicing Work?

Fiber optic splicing is a technique that is used by fiber optic companies in order to bring two fiber optic cables together so that they are capable of transmitting data without skipping a beat. One of the main methods of fiber optic splicing is called fusion splicing, and it’s widely regarded as the most commonly… Read more »

Fiber Optics and 3-D Printing Inside Your Body

Most people couldn’t survive without fiber optic cables today. Fiber optics are used to create the networks that allow people to watch TV, surf the internet, access the World Wide Web at work, and so much more. Nevertheless, at some point in the not-too-distant future, there’s a chance fiber optic cables could also be used… Read more »

What is Dark Fiber and How can it Be Used?

Have you heard of “dark fiber?” This term refers to unused network infrastructure– optical fiber that’s not in use, with no light going through it. Since data is transported over fiber networks using light passed through cables, if and when no data is being transported, the fiber goes dark. Where is Dark Fiber? Where might… Read more »

Mechanical Splices vs Fusion Splices of Optical Fiber

When a fiber optic company is installing, replacing, or repairing fiber optic cables, there is likely going to come a time when fiber optic splicing will need to be done. More often than not, it happens when a piece of fiber optic cable is not long enough to reach its desired destination. Fiber optic splicing… Read more »

Fiber Optics and the Department of Transportation

Have you noticed that more and more things are becoming computerized? Even the roads we drive on will be highly influenced by computer technology in the days to come… For now, people drive their own cars and trucks on roads, highways, and elsewhere. We live in a mobile society, and with so many people in… Read more »

Could Fiber Optics Help Scientists Better Understand Earthquakes?

Fiber optic cables have become incredibly useful to both telecommunication companies and average Americans over the course of the last two decades. They are used to transmit a large amount of information every day, and people are able to stay connected through the use of the internet by utilizing fiber optic cables on a regular… Read more »

How Fiber Optics Helps the Medical Industry

Fiber optics are utilized in the medical field for many purposes, including flexible light guides and image bundles as well as for illumination and laser delivery systems. Because fiber optics work well as a conduit for light or data, being compact and flexible, they are incorporated into medical equipment, instruments, and surgical procedures. Did you… Read more »

What Does the Net Neutrality Debate Entail?

An Overview of Net Neutrality What is net neutrality? Basically, it means there’s an open internet where all internet service providers treat content equally, not giving preferential treatment to certain digital content providers. Think of it this way: if the internet were an airline, for the longest time everyone sat together in coach, but if/when… Read more »