Fibre optic technology uses threads of glass to transmit data. These cables consists of a bundle of glass threads, each of which is capable of transmitting messages modulated onto light waves. Fibre optic technology has significant advantages over traditional copper communication lines:
- Fibre optic cables have a much greater bandwidth than copper cables, meaning they can transport more data.
- Fibre optic cables are weather safe meaning that cold and wet conditions do not affect them unlike wireless which requires a direct line of sight.
- Fibre optics allows for a dedicated line to every customer, ensuring the uttermost security. With other copper lines, each connection along the chain competes for bandwidth.