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How do fiber optics work?

As a business owner, you need fast internet. Your employees might be sending and receiving large files through email, files that often contain videos and images. A slow internet connection could slow these workers down. And what if your workers need to download and upload files from the cloud? Again, you need the fastest internet speed so that your workers can access the cloud without delay.

Fast internet speeds are important, too, even if you are seeking a new service for your home. Think of how the people in your home use the internet: How many evenings are all the members of your household streaming their own entertainment on tablets, laptops or smart TVs? You need fast internet to handle these increased demands today.

That, then, is why your business and home needs fiber-optic internet service.

Fiber-optic cables are made up of extremely thin strands of glass or plastic known, not surprisingly, as optical fibers. These fibers are a better alternative for business or home internet than traditional cable or DSL connections because internet speeds are far faster with fiber connections.

How fast? The average residential internet connection in the United States transmits data at a speed of about 10 megabits per second. Rocket Fiber’s fiber-optic infrastructure, though, boasts speeds of up to 10,000 megabits per second.

This makes streaming videos, uploading files to the cloud, online chat and downloading files all faster. This increased speed will, in turn, boost the efficiency of your employees or keep your home’s internet connection strong without any hiccups.

Cable and DSL connections are limited when it comes to speed because they both rely on copper wires to send data. This is an old technology. How old? These are the same kind of wires telephone companies use to transmit people’s voices over land lines.

If your business or home happens to be located far from your internet Service Provider, the worse your internet connection might get if you’re relying on cable or DSL connections. That’s because signals can weaken when data must travel longer distances through copper wires.

Fiber-optic cables don’t face this problem. Fiber-optic cables retain a strong signal even over long distance. Because of this, they are a good choice for business owners who never want sluggish internet speeds to slow down their workers or homeowners who don’t want a slow connection to derail movie night at their homes.

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