A fiber-optic cable is made up of incredibly thin strands of glass or plastic known as optical fibers; one cable can have as few as two strands or as many as several hundred. Each strand is less than a tenth as thick as a human hair and can carry something like 25,000 telephone calls, so an entire fiber-optic cable can easily carry several million calls.
So, what does this mean for your business?
You may have noticed in the past few years that there are many construction crews operating down the sides of your local highways, roads, and streets. They normally have a mini excavator, perhaps a Ditch Witch, or what is referred to as a horizontal boring machine that looks like a drill-rig with the drill at an angle. They also normally have a truck or trailer in tow holding large spools of plastic pipe.
This pipe is called conduit, and comes in many colors, serving as a guide to those who operate excavating equipment. The color of the conduit tells those who come across it what is inside the pipe.
How does this relate to your business and community?
Could you live without the Internet? If asked 10 years ago the answer would likely be, “Oh, I am sure I could find a way.” If asked five years ago, the answer would likely be, “Umm…I doubt it.” If asked today, the answer would likely be, “Are you crazy? No way!” Our entire world has turned into apps via the Internet. It’s how we now conduct a majority of our personal and professional business. Between computers, smart phones, tablets, and TVs, it is undoubtedly the way of the world.
Is your business ready for the future of fiber?...