The Everyday Uses of Fiber Optics

everyday uses of fiber optics

The everyday uses of fiber optics include connecting vast networks and creating stable Internet connections.

Fiber optics play an important role in everyday life, whether we are aware of its presence or not. This is because fiber optic cables have speed, security, and durability advantages over traditional copper network cables previously used for many industries, in particular telecommunications. Fiber optics are now a significant component of our modern world; read on to learn how they are used effectively in everyday applications. 

Internet Connectivity

Fiber optic cables have a significant advantage over copper cables in terms of Internet connectivity. Fiber optics can carry a much more substantial amount of data at far higher speeds; because of this, they are necessary for smooth Internet connections and efficient transfer of data. As more people work from home and rely on telecommunications, fiber optics become essential. 

Computer Networks

It has become increasingly easier to transfer data between computers across a network by using fiber optic cables. This allows for incredible time savings and improved efficiency at the workplace, which no longer has to wait for critical data to be transferred. For instance, modern stock exchanges rely on fiber optics within their computer networks because they need data transferred within the shortest times possible. 

Telephonic Communication

Fiber optics have become the standard for telephonic communication. Compared to the long-gone days of telephone operators transferring phone calls, fiber optic speed makes telephone communications astoundingly fast. The use of fiber optics has contributed to clearer telephone calls, as well as mobile video chats that many people use regularly. 

Medical Industry

Fiber optic cables are lightweight and flexible, which makes them ideal for use within medical applications. Fiber optics are essential for the success of minimally invasive surgery, as they comprise the small and compact medical instrumentation required for such small procedures. These small devices can also be used to diagnose patients in a much more non-invasive way. 

Automotive Industry

Fiber optics in the automotive industry are primarily used to provide lighting to the interior and exterior of vehicles. However, fiber optic cables within cars can also play important roles in safety systems, by reducing the reaction times of these systems. 

Lighting and Decorating

While not necessarily as vital as the other uses on this list, fiber optic cables are becoming a convenient and cost-effective solution within many commercial industries. Street lighting or decorative lighting, for instance, is one way in which you may encounter fiber optics during your daily life. 

Get in Touch with FiberPlus

FiberPlus has been providing data communication solutions for 28 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 (Fiber Optic, 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

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 and Richmond, VA.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.

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