Fibre Optic Cabling Installation
How much does it cost to install fibre optic cable?
If you were starting from scratch where a building had no cabling at all, Ethernet cables would be a cheaper option than fibre optic cables. Likewise, replacing Ethernet cables with fibre optic cables would come at a cost and cause a small disruption while the work is carried out.
A comparison of fibre optic packages from Broadband choices shows prices generally range from £20-35 per month although there are a few cheaper and more expensive options outside of that range.
Ultimately, it depends on what type of installation package you choose so it helps to shop around. The higher the promised internet speeds, the higher the cost.
You need to decide what is sufficient for your home or business so you should consider how much data is processed, how sensitive the data is and the importance of how quickly the data is communicated. See Fibre Optic Installation for business (London).
Why is Fibre Optic Better?
Traditional wires, mainly copper, transmits data through electrical currents. Fibre optic cables transmit data through pulses of light. This is generated by a light emitting diode. This allows fibre optic to produce faster connection speeds without being limited. See: Why is fibre optic technology ‘faster’ than copper? › Ask an Expert (ABC Science)
Furthermore, IT professionals prefer to install fibre optic cables because they aren’t a fire hazard. Because there is no electric current.
BT’s fibre optic plans anger competitors
BT has announced plans to triple its investment in fibre optic cables, making high-speed internet access available to millions of homes.
£1.5 billion investment is needed from the company to make lightening speed fibre optic broadband available to 10 million homes by 2012.
Speeds of up to 100mps – 50 times the current average connection speed – would mean that customers could download high definition TV programmes direct to their computer.