Fiber optic cables are an incredibly efficient and popular choice when it comes to networking and telecommunications. They provide higher bandwidth and can carry data over longer distances than other cables.
When it comes to installing fiber optic cables, you have two choices: underground and aerial installation. Both have a unique set of advantages and disadvantages, but for the purposes of this article, we’ll go over some of the benefits of aerial cable installation.
- Cost-Effectiveness- Aerial cable installation costs less than underground installation since you don’t have to pay anyone to dig and bury the cables. Digging requires more equipment and more labor, and those processes increase costs quickly.
- Ease of Installation and Repair- On a similar note, aerial cable installation is much easier than its counterpart. Underground installation may require you to work around unexpected obstructions like roots since you can’t see underground ahead of time. With aerial cable installation you can see exactly what you’re dealing with, and you won’t have to dig again every time your cables need repairs.
- Flexibility- Many benefits of aerial cable installation have to do with its accessibility, and that applies when you want to make updates to your cables too. If your fiber optic cables need splicing or other changes, aerial placement ensures professionals can make those modifications easily.
If you have any questions about aerial cable installation, contact us at GP Associates, Inc. We have 33 years of experience in fiber optic installation, and we are more than prepared to assist you.