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Fiber Optic Cable

Definition

A type of cable through which the information signals are transmitted through a strand of glass the thickness of a human hair. Fiber optics are capable of carrying data longer distances at high speeds, and are replacing traditional copper wire cables.

Things you need to know

Fiber optics take up less space and weigh less than their copper wire counterparts.

Also known as

Optical Fiber

Cost Considerations

Fiber optic networks require special equipment and are therefore not cost effective for smaller networks.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.