Edge Communications, Inc. is a full service telecommunications company located in Reno, Nevada. Edge Communications, Inc. specializes in fiber optic cables and fiber optic technology. Edge employees maintain certifications to provide a wide range of telecommunications services to fiber optics.
Noticing that there was a huge shortfall in quality telecommunications companies providing superior service in Northern Nevada, Chris Martin founded Edge Communications, Inc. in January 2000. Chris has over 15 years of telecommunications experience and has rapidly built Edge Communications into the leading customer service provider for Telecommunications in Northern Nevada.
What is Fiber Optics?
Fiber optics are small but very important in todays technology. The diameter of optical fibers is usually only the size of human hair and when bundled together create optical cables. Fiber optics can send digital information by transmitting light signals. They typically are made out of thin plastic or glass. In todays world the fiber optic network is the obvious next step in telecommunication technology. In general, optical fiber is by far better than the traditional copper wiring. Fiber optics are also better when it comes to sending information digitally rather than with voice technology. Fiber optics is used mainly in the telecommunications industry however it is also used in the cable, medical, defense and engineering industries.
Why use Fiber Optics?
Cost: In general copper wiring is more expensive than optical fiber wiring, even for the same amount of wiring.
Uses Less Power: There is absolutely no power needed to drive the signal in an optical fiber once it has been sent. Also there is usually a lower amount of signal degradation, which means that in total less power is generally needed to send all the signals.
Size & Weight: Copper wiring is typically heavier and thicker than optical fiber wiring. In turn that means that more optical fiber wiring can go in the equivalent diameter of cable as if was filled with copper wiring.
Vaster Capacity: Fiber optic cabling can run at a faster rate than traditional copper wiring. Below is a comparison between both copper wiring and fiber optic cables.
Optical Networks send 1 terabit per second of information.
Optical Fibers can send 350 terabits per second of information.
Copper DSL systems can send 50 megabits per second of information.
Maximum for copper cables is 1 gigabit per second of information.
1,000 megabits = 1 gigabit
1,000 gigabits = 1 terabit
Superior Signal: In most cases optical fibers have a poorer signal degradation than traditional copper wiring.
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