The digital element of a huge number of businesses operating in all kinds of niches continues to experience tremendous growth. And while that growth may be great for both a customer or client’s experience with a company, and for that company’s bottom line it can place huge stresses on the cabling systems that keep a business computing network up and running.
The simple fact is that having the right cabling can make a huge difference when it comes to bandwidth, voice, data, multimedia, and many other aspects of your business. While there are a number of different cabling options in the marketplace, here are five reasons why more companies who are heavily reliant on the digital side of their business are investing in fiber optics.
Faster Speeds and More Bandwidth
Copper wiring was originally created with only voice communication in mind. Because of its original intended usage, its bandwidth offerings are limited and it will struggle to keep up with the demands that all your other needs are placing on it.
Because it’s a technology designed for multi-media use fiber optic cables increase your bandwidth potential at rates that were previously unprecedented in the industry. You’ll also see an increase in speed when you switch to fiber, and that can make a huge difference for both your company and in many cases your customers
Extreme weather seems to be everywhere these days and that can lead to costly outages. Fiber optic cabling is safe from extreme weather conditions because electricity is not actually being sent through the wiring. When you choose fiber optics, you remain unaffected by the elements that often adversely affect the performance of copper wiring leading to the kind of downtime you really can’t afford.
Perhaps the most practical advantage of fiber cabling is its size. You no longer have to compromise quality for size. The speed of copper wiring is directly related to its size. Ultimately this creates a higher cost of resources. The size of a fiber cable does not impact speed at which it performs. Choosing fiber means using fewer resources and saving more money without product compromise. The size advantage makes transportation, installation, and usage easier and more effective.
Cybersecurity and safety have become everyday concerns with the constant threat of data breaches and identity theft potentially just a few clicks of a hacker’s mouse away. Tapping into fiber cabling is not just more complex but more expensive than hacking into traditional copper or electrical wiring which is a significant deterrent to data breaches.
Fiber’s durability, functionality, and lack of commonly required maintenance make it more cost-effective in the long run and ultimately provides a better consumer experience.
Thinking of making the switch to fiber optics but have more questions or concerns? Call us at 800-730-3468 or contact us here and one of our cabling specialists will be happy to discuss them with you.