As internet service providers (ISPs) increase rollout and availability of fiber internet connectivity, fiber is beginning to revolutionize enterprise networks and cloud computing.
Fiber connectivity is the next generation of internet connectivity. Following in the footsteps of its predecessors—dial-up and cable broadband—fiber is set to shift how we use the internet. But today, fiber is already benefiting enterprises when it comes to networks and cloud services.
What is fiber internet?
Unlike cable internet which uses copper cables, fiber connectivity is delivered over fiber optic cables which are stronger and able to transmit significantly more data at faster speeds and longer distances.
Fiber also offers symmetrical speeds, which means upload and download speeds are the same. With traditional cable, the upload speeds tend to be slower than the download speeds. (Cable connectivity providers classify bandwidth tiers according to download speeds, but just because you have a 250 Mbps cable connectivity doesn’t mean data uploads will be equally as speedy.)
That means enterprise fiber internet speeds can be higher—with more reliable performance--than cable, offering businesses some big advantages for enterprise networks and cloud connections where fiber connectivity is available.
Faster fiber, better networks
Enterprise networks rely on internet connectivity to keep its digital ecosystem up and running. If a network is the heart, connectivity is the blood.
Faster, more reliable fiber connectivity can deliver:
- Better security
Because fiber optic uses light instead of electricity to transmit data, it provides the fastest speeds and highest bandwidths available.
- Reliable connections between users and locations
Fiber provides a connection that minimizes the impacts of external factors such as distance, weather, and interference to ensure an extremely reliable connection.
- Better data use
Faster connectivity boosts a business’s ability to do more computing. That means enterprises that can pair processing power with speedy internet can do more with their data—and increase productivity overall.
- Smarter energy use
Because fiber provides high-capacity connections over greater distances with less electrical power it is a greener, more sustainable solution.
- More reliable cloud services
Fiber also benefits cloud computing by making it more reliable. This makes it possible for businesses to adopt more cost-effective cloud services like VoIP solutions, cloud-based collaboration tools, and even migrate securely to the cloud instead of struggling to maintain legacy systems and hardware.
Fiber can enable enterprises to gain:
- More modern business solutions
Cloud solutions often feature more advanced solutions required by modern businesses without overhead, maintenance, or large-scale investments. Managed cloud services also take the burden off enterprise IT, maximizing time and resources.
- Dependable cloud access
Fiber’s reliability means businesses can ensure availability and access to cloud solutions around the clock. It also makes cloud migration easier and more secure, especially paired with a data transfer solution like Frontier Connect Cloud.
- Improved connectivity for remote and hybrid teams
As remote and hybrid workers have become the new normal, fiber connectivity enables users to connect to tools, files, and data securely from any device anywhere.
Fiber internet offers enterprises tomorrow’s advantages today, bringing the future of business one step closer.
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