If you look around the telecom landscape, you can see that fiber has already established a strong foothold. The U.S. long-haul fiber optic system has made an impressive input, so much so that the internet, regardless of where you’re connecting, is at some point tied to the long-haul system. The biggest companies, such as AT&T… Read More
As the lead project manager for Innovative, I work on installing a lot of fiber orders. While fiber is a wonderful product that works for many businesses, it can be a complex install process with multiple factors that make it successful. Generally, fiber takes 90-120 business days to install — a time frame that sometimes… Read More
The past few months have included a series of acquisitions and mergers in which, among other assets, telecoms have gained mile upon mile of fiber. When Windstream acquired Earthlink in November 2016, for example, they took ownership of 29,000 miles of fiber, which is critical to meet the growing demand of 5G network deployment. Fiber is… Read More
Fiber internet access is known for its high speeds, minimal latency, and excellent bandwidth. Using fiber connectivity has big benefits for businesses — including the SMB.
The term “dark fiber” likely isn’t a familiar one for those who don’t have direct connection to the telecom industry, but it’s a term worth knowing all the same. Why? Dark fiber represents a singularly valuable development for its users that could offer substantial bottom-line results, if used correctly. What Is Dark Fiber? It’s important… Read More
While fiber optic Internet access has proven effective for most regular connections, its value in manufacturing may be a little less obvious. Several new technologies, from big data to videoconferencing, have emerged in recent years that make fiber access vital to the future of manufacturing. Fiber and Big Data Analytics Big data analytics systems allow… Read More
The answer might seem obvious, but it is not as clear-cut as one might think. Fiber access can deliver some valuable benefits for a business, but just how many (and what kind) will depend on how much Internet a business is already using. Those who aren’t using a lot of bandwidth won’t get very far… Read More
Typically, when people are looking for fiber, they think of three scenarios: going with a traditional LEC, going with a reseller, or going with a cable company. There are pros and cons to each option, and it’s important to determine which provider will be the best for your business. We have seen significant advantages in… Read More