The Continued Growth of Fiber Optics

Fiber Optic Networks in our LivesDoes your home currently rely on a fiber optic network? If it doesn’t at the moment, there’s a good chance that it will at some point in the near future. More and more telecommunications companies are turning to fiber optic cables to set up internet connections for their customers, so it’s probably only a matter of time until yours decide to get with the program and go the fiber optic route. When they do, they will become part of a trend that is growing by leaps and bounds every year.

So just how prevalent is fiber optics as of right now? Well, consider this. In late 2015, the Fiber to the Home Council released a survey indicating that fiber optic use had grown by 13 percent in that year alone. There were more than 12 million U.S. homes connected to fiber optic networks, and that number is only going to continue to grow moving forward. About 20 percent of all fiber optic connections in the world were located in the U.S. at the time, and as more companies offer fiber optics to customers, that percentage is expected to increase exponentially. There will likely come a time in the not-too-distant future when there are more people connected to the internet with fiber optics than those who use a different service.

It’s not just people living in urban areas using fiber optics, either. The FFTH found that many smaller communities throughout the country have also turned to fiber optics, including those who live in rural areas. There are still some larger companies who haven’t taken the time to expand into these areas, so fiber optic networks are being set ups to keep them connected. And people are seeing just how invaluable fiber optics can be once they start using it. It’s making people believe in the fiber optic experience.

At Connected Fiber, we have specialized in providing fiber optic services for two decades now, and we can help you tackle all of your fiber optic needs, both at home and at your place of work. Call us at 910-443-0532 today to get all the information you need about fiber optics.

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