What is Latency?

Pat_Thompson Pat Thompson September 22, 2017

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

You don’t know it, but you experience latency every day.

When you click on a website and wait for it to load, that’s latency. It happens with all networks. The less time you need to wait for something to load, the shorter the latency is because the network is working at a faster level.

In this Fiber Friday vlog, I go into more detail about latency and its importance to the network.

CLICK TO TWEET: It's time to learn what latency is and its importance to a fiber network.

About the Author


Pat Thompson

Pat Thompson is VP of Solutions for the Central Office/Headend. In this role, Thompson leads a global team that identifies, develops and implements new product lines that enhance customer value and drive profitable revenue and share growth. Thompson has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota.