In today’s age, office productivity and the ability to meet deadlines depend heavily on a fast, sturdy and reliable internet connection. While traditional connectivity solutions like copper-based internet are effective, they can still be vulnerable to factors such as electromagnetic interference, wear and tear over time, and damage.
There is, however, an alternative form of internet connectivity which is a lot more resilient and which will guarantee optimal performance throughout the day. This is fibre internet, and there are three reasons why it will deliver 99% uptime. We’ll expand on them in this post, but they are the following:
The further information has to travel, the more it will break down. As a result, it will be weaker once it reaches your business. That being said, there’s a substantial difference between long distance in terms of copper cabling and long distance in terms of fibre internet. Copper cables start to lose signal strength as soon as they begin transmitting information and are limited to approximately 100 metres. Fibre optic cables, on the other hand, are capable of running almost 40 kilometres without losing strength. So, with fibre installed, you won’t have to worry about a weak internet signal. Your connection will be running at full strength.
There’s a common misconception that fibre optic cables can be easily damaged because they contain glass. The reality is that optical fibre is much stronger than ordinary glass and these cables are not as fragile as people think. In fact, there’s a lot fibre optic cables can withstand when compared to copper cables. For example, fibre cables can bear up to around 90 kilograms of pressure, while their copper counterparts can only withstand up to 11 kilograms.
Fibre optic cables are particularly durable, thanks mainly to the protective coat they’re sheathed in. They can only really be damaged as a result of deliberate vandalism, while copper cables can very easily break during installation or by accident. Fibre is also impervious to moisture, severe weather conditions and changes in temperature.
Copper cables are also prone to corrosion and will ultimately have to be replaced. And due to this corrosion, their performance dwindles over time. Fibre optic cables last a lot longer. Their longevity, along with their sturdiness, means you’ll be guaranteed solid internet connectivity for a longer period of time.
Resilience to interference
Copper cables are electrical conductors, which makes them vulnerable to electrical surges and electromagnetic interference (EMI), which can impede the transmission of data. Fibre carries light signals instead of electricity, so it’s not hampered by EMI. This means that fibre can operate throughout the day without there being any interference. It also means that fibre optic cables, unlike copper cables, are impervious to fire and lightning, as they do not conduct electrical currents.
Your business fibre is bound to operate optimally throughout the day, giving your office an internet connection that is unwavering. Your signal will remain strong and your connectivity won’t be hampered by any outside interference. The uptime that fibre guarantees you means there’s little risk of office productivity being hampered. Projects can go forward and deadlines will be met.