Posts about Dark Fiber

Enterprises looking to improve connectivity across the internet of things and other wide-area data ecosystems basically have two choices when it comes to fiber optics: purchasing leased line services from a telecommunications carrier or implementing its own network using dark fiber ...
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The need for fiber-optic transmission is rapidly expanding to cope with the ever increasing bandwidth requirement driven by new applications such as video related services and cloud applications. Fiber access infrastructure is a must in competitive environments and also a key enabler for the next-generation all-optical IP network. Bringing the optical fiber as close to the user as possible is critical for network performance and user experience. This drives fiber deployment further out in existing access networks and at the same time opens up new business opportunities to connect public buildings and enterprises ...
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You may or may not take your high-speed fiber connection for granted, depending on how much trouble it took to get it. If you look behind the curtain, local and long haul fiber optic connections are run in some pretty predictable places, with a few surprises thrown in for good measure. Knowing where and how your high speed connections are routed can provide insight both into the nature of the arcane business of rights-of-way and (more importantly) the ability to be aware of when and how service can be interrupted.
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