Conventional Fiber or Air Blown Fiber: Which is Best?

When comparing conventional fiber technology with air blown fiber, the differences are crystal clear. Both are incredibly responsive, fast networking solutions.

At FiberPlus, we understand that selecting the right equipment for your commercial business can be an exhaustive process. When adding in the responsibility of choosing the proper cabling to ensure fast connectivity, business owners may find themselves feeling entirely overwhelmed and unsure of which selection will suit their commercial business’s needs. When comparing conventional fiber technology with air-blown fiber, the differences are crystal clear. Both are incredibly responsive, fast networking solutions. Traditional fiber systems are typically over-built with more fiber strands and different types of fiber than are immediately required.  While this may allow for some initial expansion, it doesn’t take into account the cost of installing additional fiber as networking demands increase. If the pathways are full of existing cables, it can be a time-consuming and expensive process to carve out additional pathways. The installation of a multi-tube pathway for Air Blown Fiber with empty tubes for future use will allow you to install just the types and strand count of fiber you need while ensuring enough leeway for future networking demands.

Sumitomo Future Flex Air Blown Fiber: What You Need to Know

We can professionally install Sumitomo Future Flex Air Blown Fiber throughout your commercial business. As a certified designer and installer, we can provide commercial companies with a complete air-blown system or an overhaul of your current fiber optic networking system if you’re looking to make the switch to an air-blown system. One of the perks of an air-blown fiber installation is that customers can install the infrastructure throughout a building without anticipating future networking needs. The reason why? Air-blown fiber can be built on an as-needed basis when networking demands increase or you’re looking to broaden your network.

Conventional Fiber Optic Technology

Conventional fiber optic technology requires consumers to know precisely how much networking they will need. A drawback to traditional fiber optic technology is that customers often don’t consider the potential expansion of their installation site or networking demands. A surefire way to avoid this problem would be to opt for air-blown fiber technology or ask for additional cabling upon installation. FiberPlus can help!

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for over 25 years in the Mid Atlantic Region for a number of different markets. What began as a cable installation company for Local Area Networks has grown into a leading provider of innovative technology solutions improving the way our customers communicate and keeping them secure. Our solutions now include:

  • Structured Cabling (Fiberoptic, Copper and Coax for inside and outside plant networks)
  • Electronic Security Systems (Access Control & CCTV Solutions)
  • Wireless Access Point installations
  • Public Safety DAS – Emergency Call Stations
  • Audio/Video Services (Intercoms and Display Monitors)
  • Support Services
  • Specialty Systems
  • Design/Build Services
  • UL2050 Certifications and installations for Secure Spaces

FiberPlus promises the communities in which we serve that we will continue to expand and evolve as new technology is introduced within the telecommunications industry.

Have any questions? Interested in one of our services? Call FiberPlus today 800-394-3301, email us at, or visit our contact page.  Our offices are located in the Washington, DC metro area, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.

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