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The Advantages of Fiber Optic Use in Telecommunications Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo

March 13, 2013

Advances in fiber optic technology have revolutionized the science of today’s telecommunications systems. These long, slender strands of glass allow for the sharp, effective transfer of information over vast distances. In comparison to conventional copper wire, fiber optic systems offer a number of advantages to users when it comes to digital communication via cable television and Internet.

Use of fiber optic systems for cable television saves both the provider and consumer money. Optic cables are less expensive to make than their copper wire counterparts. Also, they operate on low power transmitters rather than the high-voltage electrical transmitters of copper wires. While being less expensive, they are also of a thinner diameter, which allows for a higher carrying capacity. This means that more channels can be transmitted through the cables to your television.

Additional advantages of fiber optic systems include their sharp quality and safe, lightweight composition. Fiber optic cables provide less signal degradation as well as clearer reception, as information is being transmitted through light signals instead of electrical signals. This also ensures that the systems are non-flammable since no electricity is passing through the fibers. Further, the lightweight, flexible structure of the fibers takes up less space while remaining exceptionally efficient.

About the author: Juan Gonzalo Angel Restrepo is the president of Cable Pacifico, the main cable television provider of Colombia. Mr. Angel Restrepo expanded corporate development through his resourceful utilization of fiber optic technology.

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