What is a fibre friendly Facility?
The faster your broadband, the more you can do online, quicker. Pretty obvious stuff really?
So how fast is fast?
120Mb broadband makes light work of even the heftiest downloads:
- A whole music album (60MB) in 6 seconds
- A TV show (350MB) in 30 seconds
- A high quality movie (1GB) in 1½ minutes
- An HD movie (4GB) in 6 minutes
What can you do with it?
When broadband comes to you via fibre optic cable rather than regular copper telephone wires, it gives you more bandwidth, so everyone can do their thing online at the same time. Say goodbye to buffering, FOREVER!
Here are some of the other things you can do:
- Download games and apps faster
- Upload photos to Facebook faster
- Skype friends and family around the world in high quality
- Access your cloud apps faster
- Download music and movies faster
- Turn your building into a smart building and remotely manage your life!
- And if you are still not convinced – get on the internet (yip, much faster) and see the benefits fibre has for the environment over copper. NO MORE MINING! EVER!
- Fibre is less expensive
With no high-voltage electrical transmitters needed, fibre can help save your provider and you money.
- Fibre is greener
Fibre is also more durable than copper and will last longer. The raw materials to make them are plentiful (silicon from sand!) whereas copper supplies are dwindling.
- Fibre is thinner
More fibres can be bundled together in the same space as a copper cable.
- Fibre is clearer
Fibre won't lose the signal the way copper does. And because light signals don't interfere with other fibres in the same cable, you get clearer conversations. Fibre optic cables are safe from lightning strikes or electrical interference.
- Fibre weighs less
An optical cable weighs less than a comparable copper cable and takes up less space.
- Fibre has significant benefits
Due to much lower attenuation and interference, optical fiber has large advantages over existing copper wire in long-distance and high-demand applications.
How does fibre work?
An optical fibre is a highly transparent strand of glass as thin as a human hair. The light in a fiber-optic cable travels through the core by a principle called total internal reflection. Because the cladding does not absorb any light from the core, the light wave can travel great distances at the speed of light.