How Schools and Students Can Benefit from Fiber Optic Technology

how students benefit from fiber optic technology

The high-speed data transmission enabled by fiber optic technology helps students utilize all the tools at their disposal.

Fiber optic networks have been making considerable inroads in the business world, as these networks allow for faster data transmission than ever before. However, schools have also been realizing the great benefits that can come from establishing fiber optic networks within their buildings. Fiber optic cable networks not only provide greater security and communication within schools but provide students with new methods of learning. Read on to learn more about how fiber optic technology can improve and change the way schools work and students learn. 

Fiber Optic Technology Makes Information Access Easier

Students today use smartphones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers to access information on the Internet and run programs for school projects. However, all of this access and data isn’t useful if students are stuck using a slow-moving Internet. Fiber optic cables use light to receive and send data, which makes them much faster than traditional copper cables. If your school has fiber optic technology, your Internet can handle the use of hundreds of students at once. 

Allows Teachers to Incorporate Teaching Videos

Teachers will also be able to use the speed of a fiber optic network to their advantage. Teachers will be able to incorporate teaching videos as part of their lesson plans, which can help illustrate concepts and make the lessons more dynamic and interesting for students. 

Fiber Optic Technology Can Prevent Outside Access to the School Network

A school with a fiber optic network gives the school’s internal network more protection than traditional copper cables would. Fiber optic cables are difficult to access, which means that potential hackers or network intruders will have a much harder time gaining sensitive information. 

Fiber Networks Helps Police Keep Students and Teachers Safe

Fiber optic cables help connect school security cameras and intercom systems, which enable school security personnel, as well as administrators and teachers, to see any potential threats to the school and communicate the threats swiftly. 

Empowers Students

The ultimate mission of any school should be to push students to be the best versions of themselves. Installing fiber optic technology in your school will show the students that the school is investing in resources for them, and is interested in providing them with modern educational tools. When students realize that they have such excellent resources available to them, as well as such reliable security around them, they will be much more likely to use those resources to achieve remarkable things. 

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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