How to Tell Whether You Should You Upgrade to a Fiber Cable Installation

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Consider these factors to determine whether a fiber cable installation is justified.

As time goes on, and fiber cabling becomes more prevalent, facility owners may be wondering if it is time to change out their prior copper cabling system for a fiber cable installation. That change, however, can be quite significant and should be considered seriously. You can determine whether you should upgrade to a fiber cable installation by considering the following three factors. 

Consider Your Cable Uses 

Before deciding on a fiber cable installation, you should consider what your facility uses the cables for. Will you need cables that run outdoors and between buildings? Do you want wireless capabilities? Consider the number of connections you are working with, what those cables will be used for, and whether or not fiber cabling would be beneficial. Fiber can be very useful if you are running cables throughout numerous buildings or across long distances. 

Consider Whether an Update is Justified

In buildings with existing copper systems, it can be more effective to upgrade to a fiber cable installation. If the usage of your copper-based network has grown to the point where it provides slow or erratic service or has been expanded over larger distances, it may be cost-effective to upgrade to fiber cable.

If you are designing new projects, you can definitively benefit from a fiber cable installation. Any project with long-term installation needs in mind can benefit from long-lasting and reliable fiber cabling. 

Consider The Number of Network Users

Large tech titans were some of the first to upgrade to fiber cabling because of their large number of employees, number of devices, and bandwidth required for business operations. As university campuses, hotels, and other corporate offices increase their usage of bandwidth and devices, they will benefit from a fiber cable installation. Fiber cabling can best benefit a large number of network users without slowing down. This makes fiber cables a valuable upgrade for facilities in the future. 

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

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, Richmond, VA, and Columbus, OH.  In Pennsylvania, please call Pennsylvania Networks, Inc. at 814-259-3999.

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