Sponsored by Wave Business
Fiber is touted as “the future of digital communications,” but why choose it for your business over mainstays like coaxial cable, DSL, or satellite internet?
Increased speed and flexibility
Unlike DSL or cable internet services, which send electrical information through copper wiring, fiber internet uses fiber-optic lines—tiny strands of glass—to send data as modulated light. This enables data to be sent practically at the speed of light, allowing data speeds of up to 100 Gigabits per second.
Service providers offer a variety of fiber connectivity solutions based on your business needs including:
- Dedicated Internet Access (DIA) provides a secure, private connection to the Internet. This solution often comes with burstable speeds to allow additional capacity when more data needs to be sent.
- Ethernet Transport delivers a fully managed and protected connection between critical business locations.
- Dark Fiber gives companies full control of their data transfer from one point to another. With this solution, equipment on both ends of the network is managed by the customer.
Fiber-optic cable offers maximum data security. While wireless signals and copper lines can be compromised, fiber networks don’t radiate signals—making them nearly impossible to hack or tap into. This makes fiber an integral choice for businesses, educational institutions, and healthcare agencies with high-security data needs.
“Slow internet” doesn’t just happen on its own. Copper cable and wireless signals are more vulnerable to disruption from things like electromagnetic interference, crosstalk, physical impedance, and even environmental problems like flooding and severe temperature changes. The glass strands that make fiber optic cables act as an insulator and prevents the flow of electric currents and interference.
Copper cables require signal boosters to maintain signal integrity over long distances, which in turn adds to latency. Fiber-optic cable, in contrast, is a much more reliable conductor and does not suffer signal degradation over distance. Lower latency means faster downloads and uploads, faster access to cloud-hosted data storage and applications, and fewer delays for your staff and customers.
Interested in learning more?
Wave helps business of all sizes determine which fiber solution is right for them. Our robust, reliable network ensures maximum uptime, reliability, and security.
Visit wavebusiness.com/enterprise to learn more about the fiber optic solutions available.
About Wave Business:
Wave is a leading provider of advanced Fiber connectivity solutions to organizations of all sizes in Washington, Oregon, and California. Services include Dedicated Internet Access, point-to-multi-point private connects, Hosted Voice, telecom lines, colocation space, and more.
In early 2018, TPG Capital purchased Wave and has merged the company with two other internet operators in their portfolio – RCN and Grande – creating the nation’s 6th-largest communications provider whose metro-Ethernet fiber networks now span the entire country. For more information, visit wavebusiness.com