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Why is Ethernet Over Fiber Internet Better Than Copper?

Fiber vs. copper… It’s the telecommunications industry’s version of the “Thrilla in Manila”. 

So, why does Ethernet over fiber Internet win in a TKO? 

It’s the wave of the future

More and more providers are switching over to fiber, so it’s only a matter of time before you’re forced into having some kind of fiber-based service.  So, instead of investing in copper now and having to pay to upgrade later, you might as well just save yourself the time, expense, and hassle by investing in Ethernet over fiber internet now!

It can give you more Bandwidth

Copper might be a better Bandwidth-alternative than some forms of technology (like a T1 line), but it can’t hold a candle to fiber.  Thanks to recent advances in technology, there’s basically no limit to the bandwidth you can get on your Ethernet over fiber internet.  In fact, some providers are offering 10 Gbps!  Even though that amount isn’t the norm (yet!), 1 Gbps definitely is – and it’s way more than you’re ever going to be able to get from a copper provider.

It’s easier to keep tabs on

A good copper provider will keep a close eye on your connection and watch for intruders.  However, they’re so much easier to spot when you have Ethernet over fiber internet.  That’s because if someone ever tries to tap your fiber line, light will start leaking out.  As a result, your provider will be able to see the invasion the moment it happens.

It’s cheaper to maintain

Bet you didn’t expect to see this one on the list, huh?!  While Ethernet over fiber internet costs more to set up, it’s actually cheaper to keep up and running than copper is.

How is that possible?

Copper is a more expensive material, so if you run into technical problems and you have to repair or replace your copper, it’s going to be pricey.

And, as an added benefit, the cost of fiber is going to go down over time.  As technology becomes even more advanced, those pricey set up costs will start to get lower.

It’s better at travelling long distances

Because it’s such an expensive material, the longer you have to string your copper line, the more it’s going to cost you.  If your office is far enough from your provider, the cost-effectiveness of copper service can disappear entirely!

More than that, though, copper can fall victim to interference over long distances.  Ethernet over fiber internet, on the other hand, doesn’t lose anything during the transmission process.  It also doesn’t need as much boosting as copper does, so you’ll wind up with a better end result.

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