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Network Drops Describes the Advantages of Fiber Optics for Businesses


Allentown, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/10/2017 -- The leading network infrastructure service provider in Mercer County, NJ, Network Drops, just released a write-up on their website that describes the advantages of using fiber optics to wire an IT infrastructure. For small and midsize companies that require fast speeds and high bandwidth through longer than usual distances, Network Drops recommends optical fiber.

"We're not necessarily recommending fiber optics over standard cat 5 ethernet cables in every case," said Scott Fcasni, Network Drops' president. "However, for companies that thrive on faster and better, optical fiber may be just what they're looking for."

Fcasni's article lays out the specific advantages of fiber optics. For one, they are much faster than standard ethernet cables. Where a cat 5 or cat 6 cable will top out at 100 mbps, commercial fiber optic cables reach speeds of 100 gbps (with even faster products speculated to hit the market by next year). "If you're feeling a need for speed, there's no more superior choice than fiber optics," said Fcasni.

Furthermore, the article notes that fiber optics can run farther than ethernet cables, which means a business with multiple server rooms may be able to consolidate their IT operation to run out of a single server room.

Finally, the write-up broke down the difference in fiber optic cable types, which consist of OM1, OM2, OM3 and OM4. OM stands for optical mode, and refers to a cable's capacity for speed and bandwidth. OM4 cables can transmit the most data through the longest distances. Nowadays, OM3 and OM4 cables are the standard, according to Fcasni.

To read the full article, or to learn more about the cabling contractors serving Mercer County, NJ and nearby areas, please visit Network Drops' website. To schedule an appointment, please call 609-601-5161.

About Network Drops
Network Drops is a Central New Jersey-based network cabling service that provides and installs various cables to clients across the State. They specialize in cat 5/5e, cat 6, fiber optic, voice, commercial wireless and security services and installation. The company, which has been in existence since 1986, is equipped to handle jobs of any size, large or small, and is happy to provide their potential clients with complimentary, no obligation quotes.

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