All You Need To Know About Fiber Optics Communication
For the better part of the decade, DSL is a major proponent when it comes to telecommunications. It is already expansive in reach due to the already present spider web lattice of telephone and cable wires that literally strung the US continent. It has incremental degrees of service, useful on a nation that’s generally stuck with contrasting extremes of wealth. But why is this seemingly established technology tethering precariously on the edge?
It is the expanding presence of fiber optics, a stronger media that had already made an impact by starting the Information Age. It has overcome the topographical limit of copper telephone lines, and similarly it has overcome the speed by which DSL (and the succeeding generations of ASDL, SDSL, and HDSL) have been so very proud to exclaim.
The secret is the installation of far-reaching network of intercity and transoceanic optical fiber communications line. Among this is the Submarine Communications Cable with the capacity of 2.56 terabit per second. This speed is already overwhelming if you compare it with the conventional 512 kilobits per second average of ADSL. That is why several physical institutions had ceased to exist, at least physically. Because businesses can be as easily conducted through the internet as being conducted anywhere else, making the heritage of Wallstreet obsolete and concepts such as Intangible Economy and Technocapitalism an influential economic structure used today.
Yet for all the superiority of fiber optics, fiber optics communications is still leagues behind in practicality. That is due to the high cost involved in its installation, which contrasts to the already present bundles of telephone wires. You’d have to pay several times more than what you might pay for a DSL connection. However, the benefits are distinct, there’s no way DSL, ADSL, SDSL, and HDSL can compete with optical fiber.
But that doesn’t change the fact that fiber optics is still the best telecommunications technology available. Yes, copper can be fast, in fact ADSL is already fast, and can rival fiber optics in power. But in the long run, copper just couldn’t compete technically with fiber optics. This is the Information Age; by the way. An age where information leaps by unlimited bounds, moving faster than physical movement, achieving the speed of light – and can you say the same with copper cables? Not exactly, that is fiber optics communication.