How Fiber Optic Cables Support Various Industries

fiber optic cables support various industries

Fiber optic cables support the ability for telecommunications between distant business partners.

When most people think about fiber optic cables, they often think of the Internet. Sure, these cables are essential for supporting high-speed, 5G Internet connections, but fiber optic cables are also a necessary part of several other industries that require the stable, lightning-quick abilities of fiber optic cables. The everyday operations of the government, data storage, telecommunications, and medical industries all benefit significantly from the use of fiber optic cables. Learn how multi-purpose fiber optic cables support these industries. 


Fiber optic cables support the telecommunications industry by supplying companies with their high-speed, high-bandwidth, low-loss connections. Recent global events called for a dramatic, unanticipated, and widespread increase in bandwidth demands. Employees working from home and video conferencing to stay connected could not have accomplished this without well-established fiber infrastructure. Without the clear connection provided by fiber optic cables, these telecommunications would be near impossible to sustain. 

Medical Industry

Fiber optic cables support the medical industry in a variety of ways. First, fiber optic cables can help power the various technologies used in hospitals to facilitate the sharing of information and emergency responses. For instance, fiber optic cables can power nurse call systems, which enable nurses to respond immediately to patients who need care. Additionally, fiber optic cables can also be used to create flexible strands that can be inserted into areas of the body–including lungs and blood vessels–to enable doctors to do an internal exam of a patient without invasive surgery. 

Government Agencies

Government agencies have started using fiber optic cables for various purposes, ranging from use in sonar, aircraft, and other defense vehicles. Of course, fiber optic cables are also essential for providing a reliable Internet connection for any government agencies which rely on computers and technology for saving and protecting valuable data. 

Data Storage

The data storage industry has grown exponentially in the past decade. This may be due to the equally substantial rise in fiber optic cables, which are extremely useful for data transmission and storage. Fiber optic cables support the data storage industry by making the transmission and storage of data much more quick and efficient than it was in the past. 

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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