Is Full Fibre Transmission More

Secure than Alternative Networks

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Full fibre networks work by sending light through thin and flexible strands of glass or plastic fibre equivalent to the diameter of one human hair.

Data moves along these strands close to the speed of light, making it very hard to intercept. But how does full fibre connection compare to its copper and wireless equivalents?

Fibre vs. copper

In comparison to fibre, copper cables rely on electronic signals to transmit data, which makes it less secure and more susceptible to hackers. Full fibre cables can also transmit data up to a distance of 25 miles without weakening.

Copper cables, however, are limited to a distance of up to 2 miles and can lose data quality much more easily.

Additionally, the increased value of scrap copper means that having copper cables can also attract theft in your area. Embracing and spreading the word about your new fibre optic network could ward off potential thieves.

Fibre vs. wireless

Wireless connection uses a lot of electricity as it travels up a pole or cell tower, usually losing up to 80%. This type of connection adds up to only a small proportion of transmission, so streaming a video, for example can require a lot more data at a much lower speed.

Data is sent again and again in order to maintain wireless transmission and slowed down if a large amount of people in a given area use the wireless connection all at once. Over a set period of time, this can prove to be extremely inefficient and an insecure way to transmit data.

Fibre to the premises or FTTP, however, allows for much higher speeds for every household without the same wireless limitations.

Fibre vs. Satellite

The biggest difference between fibre and satellite internet connection is latency, which is how long it takes to process network data. With a satellite connection, data needs to travel from the Earth’s orbit (around 22,000 miles) and creates high latency, causing a delayed connection and inconsistent signal.

Full fibre data transmission is not only more secure, but also much more energy-efficient and reliable compared with wireless and copper cable connection.

Fibre for the win!

If you’re looking for a more secure and reliable internet connection, why not try our postcode checker to see if your town can receive ultrafast broadband from Fibre Heroes?

Secure internet connection means better peace of mind for you and your family.

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