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Benefits of Fiber-Optic
The fiber-optic internet is many times faster than the highest-speed copper internet connections, with options available that range from 500 Mbps to 100Gbps. Your business will not have to fight for internet access, even during periods of high demand for internet access.
A fiber-optic is Internet through Light rather than electric signals. Therefore, the Internet connection offers significant reliability advantages over copper Internet connectivity because fiber is not impacted by conditions that impair electric signals, such as weather or electromagnetic interference.
With traditional broadband Internet using DSL or Ethernet over Copper, the signal degrades as the user moves away from the switch. The signal strength of fiber-optic Internet degrades at an unnoticeable rate and doesn’t need “reproduced.” This reduces latency and improves the quality of the connection.
Some businesses “hit the cap” on their existing cable Internet bandwidth. While fiber-optic Internet for business is not truly unlimited, the bandwidth availability is significantly higher, and speed does not decrease as high demands are put on the network.
“Symmetric speed” is a term used to refer to equal upload and download times on an Internet connection. With fiber Internet your employees can benefit from equal upload and download times. This is great for multi-tasking as associates upload and download content simultaneously.
Latency is a term used to describe delays that occur while processing data over an Internet connection. Fiber-optic Internet eliminates many of the latency issues users experience on cable Internet, particularly when downloading or uploading video or high-definition content. The business benefits of lowering your latency could include:
• Faster Internet browser speeds
• Better voice quality for VoIP users
• Downloads and uploads of huge files without disruption
• Improved collaboration between employees
Would-be hackers and information thieves can gain access to business cable Internet with relative ease, due to cable tapping or other relatively simple methodologies. The only way to penetrate fiber-optic Internet is to physically cut the fibers, which will cause the signal to disappear. The fiber-optic Internet is one powerful way to increase your company’s protection against cyber crime.
Fast Internet is “widely considered” to be a productivity tool for businesses, eliminating speed issues could result in a week’s worth of productivity increases each year. If your business suffers from unreliable connectivity due to region or weather you could be losing thousands of dollars each year. Perhaps more importantly, your business will gain flexibility and scalability with fiber-optic Internet connectivity. If your IT team is hoping to move more applications and services to the cloud, a fiber connection can also support these initiatives. Softwareas-a-service (SaaS), cloud storage, and VoIP are all business services that have enormous potential for cost savings and benefit significantly from fiber connectivity.
SUPPORT FOR HD VIDEO
For many companies, teleconferencing and video conferencing are important tools for employee training, marketing, and sales. With a fiber-optic Internet connection, businesses can increase their investment in video conferencing as a business tool without sacrificing available bandwidth.
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