While many people are not that familiar with fiber optic cabling, it is far from being a “new” service. The first introduction of fiber optics was back in 1976, in downtown Chicago. Since that time, it has taken a predominant place in the communications infrastructure, and continues to evolve to this day. Not all electrical contractors in Minneapolis are all trained Fiber Optic Cabling, yet demands for this service are increasing all the time.
Over 90% of the long distance calls made today are performed across fiber optic cables. The majority of these start in the commercial office spaces and outdoor lines across the country, it is only when signals reach the private homes do they cease to be fiber optic, and even this is changing rapidly.
CATV is also another large avenue for the use of fiber optics; simply because it will allow voice, data, and compressed digital video, all on the same infrastructure. By adding internet access to their list of services, these businesses are all enjoying a larger and more lucrative stream of revenue that was previously shut off from them.
Because of the nature of fiber optics, it is not easily tapped into, jammed, and is for all practical purposes impervious to interference. For these reasons, it is the preferred way to run security cameras, perimeter alarms and other critical systems in military, government, and civilian applications.
The bottom line is; it’s all about money. With fiber optics, you simply get more for the same dollar. It has an enormous bandwidth, and can carry far more data across a longer distance, without any compromise in quality.
Copper cabling cannot begin to come close to fiber optics when it comes to service vs. cost. It is less expensive to install, maintain, and takes up less space as well. Copper infrastructures require repeaters to reach over long distances, and these have a higher rate of failure than the fiber optic systems. The last thing a CAVT company needs is a failed signal during a Viking’s game, they would never live it down.
Within Minneapolis, most business’ are already wired with fiber optics. It is mostly the smaller businesses, and private homes that are the few remaining hold outs. If you would like to know more about how to decrease your communications costs, and increase services, feel free to give Edison Electrical Contractors in Minneapolis a call, and find out how easy it is to upgrade to this not so new, and rapidly changing technology. 612-385-7864