What is Fibre Optic Broadband?
Fibre optic broadband is the future of high-speed internet. Just as ADSL broadband internet was an enormous step forward compared to the original 56k dial-up connections, fibre optic broadband has been a massive leap in the evolution of how we get online. Standard ADSL broadband is limited to 24Mbps but fibre connections in the UK can provide users with lightning-fast speeds reaching 100Mbps, a figure which may be tripled by the end of 2013. Faster speeds and faster downloads mean that we can consume and share more information online than ever before.
How Does It Work?
Fibre optic broadband works by sending information as pulses of light through individual optical fibres. Compared to ADSL which transmits down copper wires, fibre optics have less interference, keep the signal strength over much greater distances and operate at a higher frequency range. Higher frequency means greater bandwidth, and greater bandwidth means faster connection speeds.