Fiber Optic Cabling

Fiber optic cabling provides several advantages over copper including higher speed, longer distance and superior resistance to outside interference.

In recent years it has become apparent that fiber optics are steadily replacing copper wire as the preferred means of communication signal transmission. Fiber optic cabling provides several advantages over copper including higher speed, longer distance and superior resistance to outside interference. As copper prices continue to rise and the cost of fiber optic cabling and components fall, fiber optic cabling will become even more prevalent.

Among the advantages of fiber optic cabling there are considerations that must be addressed. In addition to being more fragile than copper, fiber optic cable is more difficult and time consuming to terminate. The slightest installation errors can lead to damaged fiber and poor performance.

Although costs have come down, fiber optic cabling is still a significant investment. Integral Building Systems, Inc. provides extensive fiber optic training for all of our technicians to maximize the value of that investment.

“Dane County relies heavily on an extensive fiber optic network to support staff across multiple buildings. Integral Building Systems, Inc. has helped us build and maintain fiber infrastructure consisting of multi-mode and single-mode cable. The County has standardized on fusion splicing fiber to factory terminated cassettes to ensure the highest level of performance.
Integral Building Systems, Inc. has also helped us build and maintain our in-building non-fiber infrastructure within multiple buildings.
Many of the projects have involved some challenges because of the age or use of the buildings. Integral Building Systems, Inc. has worked with us to overcome those challenges in a timely an effective manner.
I would recommend them for any of your cabling needs.”

Marvin Klang
Technical Services Manager – Dane County

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