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The Type of Cable Matters in Fiber Optic Cable Installation

HomeBlogThe Type of Cable Matters in Fiber Optic Cable Installation

Most people and businesses have become acquainted with fiber optic cable these days. It has certainly been around a long time, dating back to the late 1980s, in fact. What you might not know is that there are many different types of fiber optic cable, as well as quality levels, so it is important to learn what is available and discuss your specific needs with your fiber optic cable installation professional. An experienced team will be able to accurately advise you about the right option for your objectives so that you get the reliability and performance you expect.

The advantages of fiber optic cable installation over traditional copper cables

The advantages of fiber optic cable installation over traditional copper cables include faster speeds, greater bandwidth, improved reliability, the ability to handle longer distances, immunity to RFI/EMI, excess capacities that future-proof your project, sturdiness, and a low total ownership cost. You can add other advantages by going with the type of fiber optic cable that is best for your situation. For example, a style that is suitable for outdoor and indoor applications provides added flame resistance and safety features to durability in a dual-purpose cable that can be used throughout a project.

Another consideration is whether your fiber optic cable installation will be underground (direct buried or a duct system) or aerial (self-supporting or lashed). While you do not need to know the various types of fiber optic cable available, it is important to trust the fiber optic cable installation team to know which to use and to communicate with you to best serve your needs.

At GP Associates, Inc., we have more than 33 years of fiber optic cable installation experience. We are headquartered in Knightdale, North Carolina and have completed networking fiber optic cable installation projects in Ohio, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. We are equipped to provide services in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, West Virginia, New Jersey, and other areas, as well. If you would like to discuss your upcoming project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.