Three Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Fiber Optic Cabling

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If you’ve thought about upgrading your business’ network, you have probably considered fiber optic cabling. At the same time, you may have held back on moving forward because of some of the things you have heard about fiber optic cabling. Below, we’ve compiled some common myths we hear about fiber optic cabling and why you shouldn’t believe them.

Three Myths You Shouldn’t Believe About Fiber Optic Cabling

  • Myth #1: Fiber optic networks aren’t reliable—You want a dependable network, but you may have heard that fiber optic cabling won’t deliver. However, even during power outages, fiber optic networks are less likely to experience downtime and slower speeds. These networks are also less easy to hack than other networks, making them the more secure option.
  • Myth #2: Fiber optic cabling is too expensive—While fiber optic cabling does require more of an investment than other types of cabling, our customers report that this investment is always worth it. Thanks to the reliability of the network and incredibly high speeds, many report that even with the higher cost, fiber optic cabling has contributed positively to their business.
  • Myth #3: Fiber optic cables aren’t durable enough—Fiber optic cables consist of glass strands, but this does not mean they can be broken easily. In fact, these glass strands have a coating over them that actually makes them even more durable than other types of cabling.

We want to tell you more about fiber optic cabling and why it’s a good fit for your networking requirements. Contact us at Network Connections today to speak to someone from our team.