The time has never been better to switch to fiber Internet where available, and the advantages of switching are plentiful. Following are five reasons the transition is worth the effort.
No Traffic Jams
Everything is connected to the Internet these days. As data transmission activity grows, traditional connections may develop bottlenecks. Fiber-based Internet makes managing that traffic painless, without any clogs along the way. Data will travel at a consistently fast speed no matter how much of it is in motion at any given time. This is especially beneficial for growing businesses whose data needs will continue to increase in the future.
Fast, Faster, Fastest
As data and applications move to the cloud, connection speeds and bandwidth become even more critical than ever before. Fiber supports incredibly fast upload and download speeds with minimal latency. The Internet connection will not lag even as multiple resource-heavy applications are run simultaneously.
Downtime costs companies thousands of dollars per hour. Fiber-optic systems do not rely on the antiquated (and poorly maintained) telephone lines the way DSL does, nor are they as highly impacted by weather as cable can be. When a company needs a connection they can rely on every day, fiber is the answer. This technology is more reliable than other types of connections due to the materials it is constructed from and its stability in nearly all environments.
Fiber has become much more widely available over the past few years. The cost of the materials and equipment to build fiber systems and lay the lines has come down substantially. These systems are also known to be less costly to manage after installation.
Less Vulnerable to Tapping
Fiber-optic connections are a much safer technology than copper lines or Wi-Fi since they cannot be tapped into without failing, and technical eavesdroppers cannot observe any leaked signals. In addition, equipment may be centralized to one location rather than dispersed across an entire building, allowing for greater control and security from a system perspective.
Fiber is a powerful technology that can be leveraged by nearly any size company. To learn more about the benefits of this rapidly growing tool, contact Copper State today.