FIBER OPTIC : prons and cons


Fiber optic is a new technology  which converts the data into light impulse and sends them in to the line .In the destination the  light impulse is converted into data .Because of the small losses and being that the broadcasting  is done by the light  this fiber can be used for big distances without repeater.Fiber bandwidth can be 100Mbps, 1Gbps, 10 Gbps but this depends on the line accessories . Physical fiber sizes are so tiny so they can be used with no difficulty .  

“Fiber” refers to the thin glass wires inside the larger protective cable. “Optic” refers to the way the type of data transferred – light signals.


Fiber optic internet 

An Internet connection that transfers data fully or partially via fiber optic cables.Your fiber-optic connection won’t deliver data quite that fast because the signal bounces around the wire many times on the way to its destination, but it is still very fast.

DSL -direct subscriber line 

An Internet connection delivered via telephone lines. DSL separates Internet frequencies from your telephone, enabling users to be online and use the phone simultaneously.The time when you have to stop the net in order to call someone has ended.Telephone lines are made mostly of copper,an ideal conductor.


Data cannot travel as quickly via telephone lines as it can with fiber optic systems, which leads us to the pros and cons of the two.


The speeds that fiber optics can deliver are ideal for anything you do online, including:

  • Downloading music and videos
  • Streaming TV and movies
  • Playing real-time multiplayer games online
  • Connecting many devices, such as computers, mobile devices, smart TVs, at once

 DSL connections are more ideal for basic online activities, such as:

  • Browsing the Web
  • Sending and receiving emails
  • Sending and receiving pictures
  • Downloading e-books


Keeping on mind everything said before it’s understandable that fiber optics is going to cost more. But how much more? If you need an Internet connection more for surfing the web and sending emails than streaming TV and gaming online, DSL is your most cost-effective choice. DSL beats fiber optics in price, but not necessarily in value because fiber optics offers a faster, more reliable connection for a somewhat comparable price. But  DSL is currently available in far more areas than fiber optics.

All you have to do now that  you know the major differences is to choose  the best for your own business .

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