Internet bandwidth had been growing at a near exponential pace for schools. Various educational tools that help educators adapt to students’ individual learning styles require high-speed Internet even when students and children are in the classroom.
Still, many schools have slow (and sometimes non-existent) Internet speeds. When Internet speed is slow, students have less time to learn. However, that’s not the only reason schools should prioritize fiber optics. There are many benefits, which we discuss below.
Fiber Optics Improve the Learning Experience
Even when students have great Internet at home, if the school’s Internet lags, they will experience delays in sending and receiving data. Not only is that wait time better filled with learning, but it can also be challenging to regain a student’s attention once it’s lost.
In addition, fiber optics lets teachers administer computerized testing, which frees the teachers to use that time in more productive ways.
Teachers Have More Tools
With fiber optics, teachers can show instructional videos, play games, and take advantage of educational technology to help students with learning disabilities, all without buffering and lost connections.
Secure Data and Schools
Because copper is unstable, it can experience electromagnetic interference (EMI), potentially exposing a school’s network to cyberattacks. When you use fiber optics instead, you decrease the risk of cyber vulnerabilities.
Additionally, school security cameras and systems can rely on the fast and reliable fiber-optic Internet. The extra security provided by these dependable security systems can help parents, students, and administrators feel at ease.
Fiber Optics Save Time
It’s not just teachers and students who benefit from fiber-optic technology; so do school administrators. Faster Internet speeds help speed up administrative tasks, such as recording attendance, ordering supplies, creating schedules, and entering relevant student information.
Future-Proof Your Schools
Even if a school’s current cable network is working for them, advancing technology will eventually force change. Since fiber optics are so much faster than copper wires, it will ensure that schools are ready for years, if not decades, to come.
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.