How Fiber Optic Cables Are Repaired

A spool of fiber optic cable

There are many benefits that come with fiber optics, and sometimes things happen that can cause your fiber optics to need to be repaired. Whether it is that the cables get pulled too tightly or they just become damaged, fiber optics are fragile. Though the fragility of fiber optics is an important factor, it should be noted that the benefit of fiber optics vastly outweighs any downside.

Call the Professionals

At the end of the day, the surefire way to safely assess, repair, and replace fiber optics is to call the professionals.

From there, the steps that the professionals will take are:

Identify the Damage

The first step is to identify the location and extent of the damage. This is done by digging up the cable and stripping off the outer layer carefully to get a good look at the fiber optic cable. From there, it can be determined if the fiber optic cable can be fixed or if it needs to be replaced.

Repair and/or Replace

From there, the technician will splice your cable. Splicing is the process of the technician removing the damaged pieces of your cable before fusing them back together! Then they will place it back safely in the ground, and it is as good as new!

If you need to replace your fiber optic entirely, or you are ready to transition to fiber optic internet, Pro Link Communication is here to help!

Though fiber optic cables are delicate, they are still the strongest and fastest internet option available. Let the professionals at ProLink Communications assist with your switch to fiber optic internet. We have been helping Nashville, Tennessee, and the surrounding areas for the last 15 years, with many great reviews to show for it. To begin making your switch, give us a call at 615-236-0051!