Unmatched bandwidth and performance to support your vital communications
When three Corning scientists invented low-loss optical fiber in 1970, the communications landscape – and the world – was forever changed. Replacing the copper wire infrastructure that was then being used to transfer data and voice, optical fiber revolutionized the way in which we connect, communicate, and conduct business.
But why? What advantages does optical fiber provide and how does a copper infrastructure compare? And, more importantly, what does that mean for you?
Quite simply, optical fiber carries voice, data, and video information in the form of light signals at very high speeds. With virtually unlimited bandwidth potential, a single optical fiber link can carry 20 terabits of data per second, enough to support four million simultaneous HD video streams.
In addition, since optical fiber carries light instead of electricity, it is immune to electromagnetic interference (EMI), and since it is made of glass, it won’t rust or corrode like copper.
For you, optical fiber provides the bandwidth and performance to support the voice, data, and video services that have become critical to our daily lives. It’s also the only medium capable of enabling new and emerging technologies such as 5G, the Internet of Things, and augmented and virtual reality.
Optical fiber is creating a future that is faster and better connected than ever before.