How do you set up a fiber network?

 

How do you set up a fiber network?

  • For enterprises, setting up a fiber network may involve simply contacting a provider to “light” an existing fiber network, or it may require wiring buildings and offices with fiber cabling and contracting with a fiber provider to connect to a fiber network.

Fiber-optic technology is a game changer for enterprises in every industry, providing Internet access with faster speeds, higher bandwidth and superior performance. But how do you set up a fiber network if your organization isn’t already connected? Here’s an introduction to “How do you set up a fiber network?” that provides a brief overview.

How do you set up a fiber network?

Setting up a fiber network may be as simple as contacting a service provider to “light” fiber cables that are already installed within a property, or as complex as running fiber-optic cables throughout a property and to the nearest active fiber line.

How do you set up a fiber network with lit fiber?

Lit fiber is a term for properties that are already wired with fiber and where a service provider owns and maintains the equipment to power the fiber network. Lit fiber provides a turnkey service with more predictable costs and less complexity for IT teams.

How do you set up a fiber network with dark fiber?

Dark fiber refers to properties where fiber cable has been installed but is not lit by a service provider, enabling enterprises to install and maintain their own fiber network. Setting up a fiber network with dark fiber provides more control and unlimited future growth, but will also incur higher upfront costs and will involve greater complexity and management.

How do you set up a fiber network with point-to-point connections?

Point-to-point fiber technology provides superior connectivity between offices that need direct connections for local workstations and remote servers. Point-to-point connectivity provides higher dedicated bandwidth and enables manual control over bandwidth per port. Setting up a fiber network with point-to-point connections requires enterprises to contract with a provider that can pull cable and build an on-premises fiber network.

How do you set up a fiber network for dedicated Internet access?

Dedicated Internet access (DIA) provides symmetrical bandwidth and connectivity that is not shared with other subscribers. That means enterprises can count on having access to the bandwidth they’ve subscribed to at any time of day ― even during peak traffic periods. To set up a fiber network for dedicated Internet access, enterprises must find and contract with a provider that offers DIA.

How do you set up a fiber network with Spectrum Enterprise?

As a leading provider of fiber solutions for America’s largest businesses, Spectrum Enterprise has a fiber footprint that covers 41 states and 32 metropolitan areas, with thousands of fiber route miles and fiber-lit buildings nationwide. If you’re in our footprint, setting up a fiber network with Spectrum Enterprise is fast, simple and affordable, and can provide dedicated Internet access delivering bandwidth from 25 Mbps to 10 Gbps with availability guaranteed by powerful SLAs.