Fiber this, fiber that. Over the last few years, conversation around fiber-optic Internet has picked up the pace. You may be asking yourself what the big deal is and why there is an overwhelming amount of hype around this new method of connecting to the Internet. Our team at KsFiberNet is here to tell you. Simply put, fiber-optics are the future of connectivity. If you’re looking to increase bandwidth potential, speed, and reliability, you may want to consider making the switch to fiber-optic communications.
What is fiber?
First things first. What exactly is fiber-optic internet? Well, unlike traditional copper wires that are prone to distortion over long distances, fiber-optic cables are more efficient at transmitting data. They are filled with glass filaments that send data back and forth using lasers and light signals, allowing for much higher bandwidth capacity. This is because fiber-optic cables use modulated light instead of electricity, so they’re not bound to the limitations of electricity conducting through metal.
How do fiber-optics work?
Let’s go one step further. Fiber-optic cables are made up of two types of small optical fibers. In fact, these fibers are less than a tenth as thick as a human hair and both have two parts: the core and cladding. The core is where the light passes through, while the cladding is wrapped around the core to create total internal reflection (TIR). TIR occurs when light experiences complete reflection at an interface between two media.
Light is transmitted down the fiber in LED or Laser pulses that travel extremely fast. These pulses carry binary data, which is a coding system that makes up everything we see on the Internet. It’s important to note that these pulses can travel up to 60 miles through fiber-optic cables before they start to experience any sort of degradation. This is further proof that fiber optic communications are a more reliable method of connectivity.
Benefits of Fiber
If you’re finding yourself questioning your internet connectivity and wishing for a more reliable alternative, fiber may be the right solution for your business. Below are a handful of the benefits that come with fiber.
- Predictable Cost Structures
- Increased Performance
- Leading Security
KsFiberNet offers a variety of fiber solutions for you to choose from. From Internet, to custom fiber builds and dark fiber, we have you covered.
- Powerful Internet, Reliable Network: We take network connections seriously, providing reliable, powerful Internet for your business. Our Direct Internet Access offers you a reliable high-speed connection you can count on as you grow your business, with the bandwidth to expand as your needs change.
- Custom Fiber Build Solutions: At KsFiberNet, we can customize a fiber network to accomplish your business objectives. We plan, build, and maintain a network that provides speed, connectivity, and performance you require.
- Dark Fiber: Our network offers you unlimited bandwidth, long-term Indefeasible Right to Use (IRU) or medium/short-term fiber lease, and fibers characterized and maintained by KsFiberNet (subject to location and availability).
KsFiberNet, provides wholesale Internet and data transport services to regional and national carriers, rural telephone companies, as well as government, medical, education, banking, and community anchor institutions using a state-of-the-art 100G fiber network. Chartered in 2009 by 29 independent rural Kansas telephone companies, KsFiberNet is Kansas owned plus provides local service and support. Covering 4000+ miles, KsFiberNet has the best Ethernet coverage of any carrier in the state.
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