What You Should Know About Dark Fiber and Your Networking Needs

The professional installation of dark fiber, also known as unused fiber, can help prepare your commercial business for future networking needs.

The professional installation of dark fiber, also known as unused fiber, can help prepare your commercial business for future networking needs. During the installation of a fiber networking system, you often don’t have to take into consideration your future networking needs due to the fact that additional fiber can be installed with relative ease. However, by installing “dark fiber” alongside your fiber networking system, you can potentially ensure that your future networking needs are protected through this cost-effective method. Here’s everything you need to know about dark fiber and your networking needs.

Dark Fiber is Unused Fiber 

Dark fiber is fiber that’s installed with the purpose of being unused and unlit within your networking system. It’s a dormant fiber optic channel that is placed alongside active fiber channels to help prepare for future network expansion, if necessary. It’s often recommended to incorporate dark fiber into fiber networking installations to ensure that the fiber optic lines are available and as a cost-effective method to reduce additional installation costs in the future. It’s referred to as “dark fiber” due to the fact that it is literally dark and lacking the pulses of light that spread through active fiber optic channels.

Your Commercial Business Can Benefit from Implementing Dark Fiber

Your commercial business can benefit from implementing dark fiber. Networking needs continue to increase dramatically throughout the years. One year, your business might need a certain amount of data to perform its daily operations. In five years, your business operations might expand and your network capacity needs might increase. By installing dark fiber channels throughout your fiber networking system, you can ensure that your future networking needs are already anticipated and labor costs are potentially reduced. 

Reduce Liability in Network Outages

Additionally, it’s essential to have dark fiber installed in your network to potentially reduce liability in network outages. Commercial businesses rely on being able to have their servers up and running to the highest extent possible. In the event that a fiber channel has an issue, you can always light up a dark fiber as a replacement to a faulty fiber. Contact FiberPlus today for more information surrounding fiber network installations!

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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