The Power of Fiber Optics During the Pandemic

Fiber optic cable laying on ground

Fiber optic backbone systems have been tested since the beginning of the pandemic, and have more than stood up to that test.

A recent study looking at the performance of broadband networks during the pandemic found that although networks have taken an increased amount of traffic, wireless download speeds have doubled, and overall internet performance showed no signs of weakness during this unprecedented time.

In this blog, we will discuss a few of these findings, as well as a few other facts that show just how effective broadband networks, and fiber optics, have been during this time.

Broadband is working better than ever

As mentioned above, U.S. broadband networks have been working better than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks in large part to ever advancing technology and investments made by cable operators.

Even though internet traffic increased by more than 20% in the early stages of the pandemic, wireless download speeds doubled, and by June 2020, fixed download speeds far exceeded pre-pandemic levels.

Fiber optics allow for business as usual

With broadband working so smoothly, it has allowed for video functioning and video speeds to sustain with an increased demand as well.

As more and more people are working from home, being forced to be on video conference and zoom calls daily, video streaming held up to demands and continues to in 2022.

Aside from being able to assist with video conferencing, video network cabling has also been beneficial for students learning remotely, healthcare provider that are conducting telehealth appointments and much more.

Strong broadband networks and fiber optic backbone systems have allowed for these video systems to run smoothly during this time. If you believe that these could benefit your business, or you would like to upgrade your system it may be time for an new installation or maintenance service.

When you require strong, reliable internet access for your business’ needs, we ask that you think of us at PROLINK Communications.  

We proudly provide fiber optic backbone system installation and maintenance in Franklin, TN and Nashville, TN to eliminate bottlenecks within your business and take great pride in having your systems working as they should during this unprecedented time.

 We are the premier fiber optic network installer in Nashville and Franklin, providing the most advanced optical fiber communication installation possible, within a budget and on a schedule that works for you.

We ask that you call us today to learn more about our optical fiber optic backbone systems.