5 Reasons why Fiber Optics is preferred as a Network Cable 

Fiber optics is a type of network cable, that transmits data through a glass,  it a highly sophisticated type of network cable,  though expensive but it is the most preffered network cable,  this is because of its speed  and transmission rate.  Listed below are the reasons why Fiber Optics is a most preferred network cable.  

1. Fiber optic transmission is faster. Fiber optics transmits data at a faster rate than copper wire.  Fiber optic versus copper wire transmission can be boiled down to the speed of photons versus the speed of electrons. While fiber optic cables don’t travel at the speed of light, they come very close—only about 31 percent slower .

2. Fiber optic transmission results in less attenuation. When traveling over a long distance, fiber optic cables experience less signal loss than copper cabling. This is called low attenuation. Copper cables can only transmit information up to 9,328 ft due to power loss, whereas fiber cables can travel between 984.2 ft to 24.8 miles. In this case fiber optics can transmits high than copper wire. 

3. Fiber optic cables are not prone to electromagnetic interference (EMI). Copper wires, if not properly installed, will produce electromagnetic currents that can interfere with other wires andwreak havoc on a network. Fiber optic cables, unlike copper cables, do not conduct electricity.

4. Light cannot catch on fire. An added benefit of fiber optic cablesis that they are not a fire hazard. This can also be attributed to the same reason that the cables do not produceEMI—there is no electric current traveling through the core.

5. Fiber optic cables do not break as

easily. This means that you will not have to worry about replacing them as frequently as copper wires. Even though the fiber is made of glass, copper wires are more prone to damage than fiber optic cables are.

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