If your business continues to rely on Internet facilitated by the use of traditional copper cables, you may be missing out on one of the bigger, more important advancements in networking. These days, numerous businesses are making the move to fiber optic Internet connectivity. There are huge advantages to making this move that can give your business the competitive edge it needs to stay relevant. If you’re unhappy with your current Internet connectivity and are considering making the migration over to fiber optic cables instead of your copper setup, here are four reasons you may want to do so sooner rather than later.
1. Quicker Speeds
It’s always when we need our Internet connectivity the most does it seem to slow down on us and those sluggish speeds can come at the price of productivity. Some research shows that employees can lose hours, even days, of productivity just because of Internet speeds. By taking advantage of the quick speeds offered by fiber connections, you can take advantage of higher speed service providers, ultimately allowing you to invest in better quality Internet service that goes as fast as you need it to.
2. Better Signal
When you’re using copper wires, your signal strength is actually going to start to degrade the further away from your switch that you get. You start to deal with interference issues as well, something that you don’t have to worry about with fiber connectivity. For businesses with larger facilities, the quality signal strength you get from fiber cables is certainly worth the investment.
3. Higher Bandwidth
Bandwidth is often conflated with speed but it’s not quite the same. Bandwidth allows you to put greater stress on your network without anything slowing down, so it’s good to think of it as a kind of capacity limit for what your network is capable of. It’s clear then that higher bandwidths allow businesses more flexibility in how they use their network.
4. Access to the Cloud
Speaking of flexibility, many businesses are taking advantage of storage data or customer relationship management (CRM) tools that are based on the cloud. Most businesses use the cloud in some capacity these days, and this regular reliance on Internet connectivity implies a reliable network, something that is achievable with the use of fiber optic cables.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.