How Has Fiber Optics Made the World of Communications Better?

Gone are the days of rotary phones and basic over-the-air television. There is one reason why the world of communications has changed—fiber optics. In this Fiber Friday vlog, Joseph Coffey explain how the world of communications has changed thanks to the deployment of this wonder of technology.

This blog post is part of our blog series—Fiber Friday. Our subject matter experts will provide you with some insight into the world of fiber optics, covering various industry topics.

Can you believe how far communications has come in the past several decades? Rotary phones gave way to cordless and smart phones. Basic television (where you had to adjust the rabbit ear antenna) gave way to cable television and streaming any content you want, any time you want.

One thing that has helped with the evolution of communications has been the deployment of fiber optic cables. Fiber has turned the mobile phone into a portable computer that can not only make calls but take and share pictures, stream video and other amazing things.

In this vlog, I explain how fiber optics have changed communications and the world we live in by providing us the data we so desperately require.