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COMPANY NEWSLETTER

Pathways, Citizens Connected's quarterly newsletter, helps to keep our members informed on new and existing products and services, cooperative news, community involvement, and current communication issues that may affect their services.

Issues of Pathways:
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February 2017
November 2016
August 2016
May 2016
February 2016
November 2015
August 2015
May 2015
February 2015
November 2014
August 2014
May 2014

FIBER OPTICS

Fiber optics are long, thin strands of very pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. They are arranged in bundles called fiber optic cables and use light instead of electricity to carry a signal. The light signals represent data, which is capable of traveling at the speed of light.

There are many advantages to installing fiber optics. Fiber does not conduct electricity, has virtually unlimited bandwidth, is not affected by heat and cold, and has a longer lifespan than copper or coax. The closer to the home that fiber is pulled, the more bandwidth opportunity there is for the end user.

Fiber has a higher bandwidth capacity and can easily transmit traditional applications such as phone, fiber-fast internet, and fiber-tv with plenty of capacity left over for other advanced applications in the future.

Data on a fiber optic cable can travel many miles in a split second. This speed allows a more cost-effective method to transmit large amounts of data to everyone's homes. Several miles of fiber optic cable can be made cheaper than equivalent lengths of copper wire.

Voice and data transmissions via fiber optics are more secure than when they are sent over conventional copper cable connections.

Once installed, fiber is usally upgraded by changing the electronics that creates the light pulses, and not by replacing the cable itself. That's why fiber networks are said to be "future proof".

 

 
     
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