The quest is on to digitize the entire world and provide a fast speed internet.
Internet is functional through DSL cable, with the help of Wi-Fi and now with the help of fiber optic connection.
A fiber optic connection is similar to a cable but uses a light signal to transmit data.
According to the researchers, the speed of fiber optic internet is much faster than DSL and broadband. Read the entire page till the end to know in detail about fiber optic.
We have read in our childhood classes that the speed of light (3 lakh kilometers per second) is the highest. In view of the same, no thick copper cable has been used for internet communication here.
Let us understand, glass filament is present in fiber optic cable.
They transmit data back and forth using cables, lasers and light signals. Therefore, this fiber optic internet connection has no definition of interference. That is, no interference with data transfer occurs.
fiber optic cable
Since light is easily carried over long distances. Hence it reaches the destination easily without any obstruction with its light signal. And with fiber optic cable the signal remains strong so internet is received with faster speed.
Comparative Study in Fiber Optic and Cable Internet
Both internet connections depend on cable wires, but a copper one does not provide the same speed as fiber optic internet.
Since both DSL and cable internet operation are dependent on the copper wires present in the cable but one is not capable of handling data over very long distances. Therefore, the internet speed starts to attenuate.
“Unlike fiber-optic cable, which carries light with relatively little attenuation and distortion, and is capable of providing high speeds.
Distance is a big challenge for cable and DSL
There are many cable connections around you by which you can find out if you are happy with that cable connection. So they are compelled to use them because there is no other middle for them.The greater the distance from the Internet service provider, the worse the signal can become.
Experiments have shown that fiber optics can transfer data at much faster speeds than copper cables. One is capable of opening a website, streaming video or downloading a movie instantly.
The bandwidth capacity of fiber optic is very strong. Because they are not bound by any physical limit.
Different types of fiber internet
1.FTTH or FTTP-
Fiber to the home or premises (FTTH or FTTP) means that fiber to the home, your fiber internet connection goes directly to your home. The advantage of fiber optic is that the connection is made directly from the center to the house.
All uses optical fiber for ‘last distance telecommunications’. Optical fiber transmits data using light signals to achieve high performance.
2.FTTN- (Fiber to the node)
Direct connection is delivered to your home by glass fiber optic pole. It does not require any ground digging.