Fiber-optic Cable

Fiber-optics is one of the less expensive ways to transmit information at a very high speed. Fiber-optic cables can transmit information 26,000 times faster than the twisted pair, and are considerably smaller then the phone line and coaxial cable wires. Although, fiber-optic lines are only 0.127 mm in diameter, they more immune to interference and lighter and less expensive than phone and cable lines. Fiber-optic lines transmit information through pulses of lights at light speed instead of pulses of electricity. However, fiber-optics can carry vast amounts of information at a time, they are limited in the amount of distance the information can be carried. As technology increases, fiber optics are quickly replacing the use of the twisted pair phones lines because of their lesser cost and more efficient transmission.

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