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BENEFITS OF FIBER OPTIC 2 Benefits of fiber optic Optic fibers have numerous advantages as compared to ordinary standard coaxial cable. The coaxial cables use copper in the transmission of information whereas fiber optic cables use a wave of light to transmit information. In that case “ optical fibers are light and produce a wide bandwidth as compared to wire cable s”. Optical fibers cables have nearly 4.5 times as much as copper cables and 30 times less cross sectional area. They are thinner and lighter and occupy less space as compared to the coaxial cables of the same information capacity making them even easier to install. Optic fibers have a high potential bandwidth hence high data rate. Data rate of 2gbps over hundreds of kilometers have been demonstrated as compared to coaxial cables which have a practical maximum of hundreds of Mbps over about 1km. Fiber optic cables are made of
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