All we hear about now in the telecommunications business is fibre, fibre fibre. But have you ever really wondered what all the commotion is about fibre-optic cable? Well let’s tell you a little more.
How Fibre Optics Works
Fibre optic cable consists of thin strands of glass or plastic known as optical fibres, which carry information between two places using only optical technology. This light-based technology can carry around 25,000 telephone calls and each strand of fiber cable can have a few as two strands or as many as several hundred.
There is a lot to learn about fibre but let’s make it simple. Light travels down the fibre optic cable by bouncing repeatedly off the wall of the pipe. Now you might expect a beam of light, travelling in a clear glass pipe to simply leak out the edges, but fibre uses a phenomenon called total internal reflection. During this process the light in the cable hits the glass wall at a shallow angle (less than 42 degrees) and it reflects in again, as though the glass were a mirror. This is what keeps the light inside the pipe.
The other thing that keeps light in the pipe is the structure of the cable itself. It is made up of two separate parts; the core and the cladding. The core, located in the middle of the cable is where the light travels through and the cladding is a layer of glass wrapped around the outside of the core and its job is to keep the light signals inside the core.
Uses for fibre optic cables
Shooting light down a pipe seems boring, and you might not think there would be many practical uses for something like that, but there is surprisingly a lot of uses for it. Just like electricity can power many different types of machines, these beams of light can carry many types of information to different places- so they are in fact useful. The technologies that use fibre optic cable can range from computer networking, broadcasting, medical scanning, and military equipment. Many people may not have noticed how present the use of fibre-optic cable has become, but that is because we don’t see it every day. The laser-powered signals that fibre-optic cables carry flicker far beneath our feet.
Why should I get fibre?
There are many benefits to having fibre-optic internet. Overall, fibre’s design is simply better for data transmission over long distances than cable’s signals. Fibre internet is faster, more reliable, and has lower latency than traditional broadband. It is the perfect solution for anyone who requires reliable internet connection. Whether you are a gamer, a streamer, or simply someone who wants to stay connected, fibre has you covered. With lightning-fast speeds and unparalleled reliability, you will never have to worry about buffering or dropped connections again. So why wait? Switch to fibre today and start enjoying the internet; the way it was meant to be.
Why Choose Bruce Telecom as your Fibre Provider?
Here at Bruce Telecom, we represent all the ways that people connect and feel a sense of belonging. As the region’s local communications leader, we provide trustworthy home phone, freedom of mobile, access to high-speed internet and digital television. Across the region, all our customers have everything they need knowing they have access to reliable technologies.
Our employees are local themselves, not from a large corporate center or far off place. We love what we do because we are helping our local communities directly. We believe in community support and are active in lending a hand, giving back, and doing our small part – simply because it feels right.
Reach out to us today and let us know how we can support you!