The Internet: we rely on it for everything from ordering supplies to communicating with clients and paying invoices and bills. No modern office could function without it, and ensuring your employees have regular, seamless access to the digital tools they need should be one of the main priorities of any effective office manager.

But while the Internet is an essential tool, many office managers don’t have a strong grasp of how exactly it works. They may understand how to set up a wireless router and the difference between broadband and dial-up, but when it comes to dealing with the nitty-gritty problems of connectivity, and the pros and cons of DSL vs. cable Internet, they require the help of knowledgeable IT specialists.  

This means that many offices are often running on out-dated technology that is not optimally designed for the needs of modern business, and the slow uptake of fiber optic cabling is an excellent example of this.

What is Fiber Optic Cabling?

No matter whether your office connects to the Internet primarily using WiFi or landline, your connection relies on an elaborate network of cables. These cables transmit information using electronic pulses that travel at incredible speeds, and while most traditional cabling is constructed around a core of copper wire, fiber optic cabling uses a more sophisticated system based on pulses of light travelling along bundled fibers.

Using light gives fiber cables a few distinct advantages. Not only is fiber cable faster than traditional copper cable, it the light pulses can travel farther, faster, which makes them less reliant on signal boosters.

For this reason, if you want to modernize your office’s Internet connectivity, one of the best ways to do so is to make a new connection with structured cabling that uses fiber optic cable rather than copper cable.

What are the Benefits of Switching to Fiber Cabling?

Offices that run on fiber optic cabling have several advantages over those that don’t. Fiber cabling provides significantly more bandwith than copper (fiber offers standardized performance up to ten GPS and more), which means more information can be sent more efficiently. This in turn means that your office will have faster Internet speeds, and faster upload and download times.

Furthermore, because there is less signal loss when using fiber optic cable, fiber cable can send information greater distances without risk of signal breakdown. Fiber cable is also far less susceptible to signal interference than copper cable, so there is less degradation of quality when using fiber.

Finally, fiber cable is more lightweight and versatile, and has eight times the pulling tension of copper. This makes it ideal for use in all work environments.      

In order to stay competitive in the modern economy, businesses need to be able to leverage the best new tech tools to improve efficiency and service. By offering greater bandwith, increased versatility, and faster connection times, fiber optic cable is rapidly becoming the industry standard.

Don’t let your office fall behind — upgrade your structured cabling with new fiber optic cable today, and see how much of a difference the latest technology makes!