Examining the Differences Between Air Blown Fiber and Conventional Cabling

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What makes air-blown fiber superior in comparison to conventional cabling?

FiberPlus professionally installs air-blown fiber systems as part of our structured cabling services. As a certified designer and installer of Sumitomo FutureFlex Air Blown Fiber, you might be wondering what the difference is between conventional cabling and our air-blown fiber systems. Air blown fiber is frequently considered one of the most ingenious network infrastructure solutions that can keep up with emerging technology trends while conventional cabling requires forethought during and after the installation process. There are many perks to air-blown fiber system installations in comparison to conventional cabling structures. Read on to find out the differences between the two options to make the most informed decision regarding your network needs at your commercial business. 

What is Air-Blown Fiber?

Air-blown fiber systems consist of tube cables blown with air at speeds of up to 150 feet per minute and 3000ft of fiber capable of being installed within a minimum of 30 minutes. One of the biggest perks of air-blown fiber is that you’ll never have to anticipate or forecast emerging technology trends. With air-blown fiber, you can continually expand your network capacity as your network demands increase. Additionally, air-blown fiber minimizes the use of conduit space, making it easier to add pathways, additional fiber and increase bandwidth speeds whenever you may need them again. Fast, easy, and simple installation processes make air-blown fiber a desirable choice amongst commercial businesses since there is limited to no network downtime during installation or expansions. Since air-blown fiber provides splice-free connections between commercial buildings, network and signal integrity cannot be compromised.

Conventional Cabling

When examining air-blown fiber compared to conventional cabling, the choice is crystal clear: air-blown fiber is consistently preferred amongst commercial businesses. Conventional cabling can require up to 8 hours to install 3000 feet of cabling, requires splicing in between buildings that can potentially disrupt signal and network connectivity or integrity, requires anticipation for future networking demands that may result in overbuilding your conventional cabling or underbuilding, and future upgrades can be incredibly costly. For many reasons, air-blown fiber system installations are a superior choice for commercial businesses. Interested in finding out more about our air-blown fiber system installations? Contact FiberPlus today!

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 info@fiberplusinc.com, 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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