Fiber Optic Cable, The Better Solution
Making the switch from copper cable to fiber optic cable has many benefits. If you need some convincing before you make your first fiber optic cable purchase keep the following facts in mind.
Fiber - Much More Efficient
Fiber optic cable operates much more efficiently and is more secure than traditional copper cabling. Fiber can transmit far more information over greater distance and with a higher clarity while offering a more secure connection due to the fact that fiber optic cable is much more difficult to tap.
Fiber - Does Not Require Grounding
Since fiber is made of glass, which is a bad electrical conductor, it does not require grounding and shields itself from other electrical interference. Fiber cables can be run near electrical cables without fear that it will weaken or interrupt the signal.
Fiber - Corrosion Resistant
Fiber optic cable does not corrode and is not as sensitive to water or chemicals. This means you can safely run fiber cable in direct contact with dirt or in close proximity to chemicals (with the proper outer jacket materials).
Fiber - The Safer Choice
Since fiber is not a good conductor of electricity, an installer or user will be safe from electrocution if there is a break in the outer jacket and the fiber is exposed.