Fiber Optic and Metro Area Network Solutions

Fiber Optic Connectivity Options

Fiber optic connectivity is the speed of the future and the tool for businesses of the present, Fiber optic Internet connections are incredibly reliable and can bring the fastest speeds into your office. It can be more than just a single Internet connection to a single office.

Let's take a look at some other fiber optic business solutions.

Metro area network

Like water and electricity, service providers have already meshed most metropolitan areas with fiber. Commonly referred to as Metro Ethernet Services, this enables service providers to offer widely available Internet access to customers in the area.  

When you pair fiber optic connectivity with Ethernet solutions, you create a metro area network that connects multiple buildings or sites together to share a high-speed Internet connection. To connect two buildings, you'd want a point-to-point configuration, and to connect multiple buildings, you'd use a multipoint configuration.

Using Cable ONE Business for Fiber-optic metro area networks

For example, one Cable ONE Business customer is a city with a population of about 40,000 people. Its local government has 13 buildings, including an administration building, fire station, courthouse, and police station. Its fiber-optic metro area network securely connects all 13 buildings on a dedicated Internet access connection out of its main facility.

Any organization with multiple locations can share an Internet connection with a metro area network. This type of configuration can be advantageous for organizations in a variety of industries, including healthcare. For example, metro area networks with fiber optic connectivity can deliver highly secure and reliable connections between multiple buildings in a hospital complex or provide secure remote access for a private physician network.

Added benefits of Cable ONE Business metro area networks:
  • Connectedness is critical – operations can rapidly disseminate information
  • Data exchange is almost immediate supported across multiple locations
  • Fiber-backed network with customized solutions to meet your exact business needs

Unified communications

Another term you may have heard recently is unified communications (UC). In a nutshell, this refers to the integration of communication tools that help people get their jobs done more efficiently. UC can include voice communications, instant messaging, video conferencing, and more—all running on the same fiber backed Internet connection.

Fiber optic connectivity powers unified communications with its high bandwidth and low latency. For example, an organization can add telephone service into its metro area network to share a common telephone system among all its satellite offices.

In addition, communicating via video conference can help businesses save travel time and costs. Delivering synchronous, interactive video conferencing over an Internet connection is easier than ever with fiber optic connectivity. Fiber Internet connections have more than adequate bandwidth to ensure an exceptional video conferencing experience with higher resolution video.             

Why Cable ONE Business?

Cable ONE Business understands fiber optic connectivity and metro area networks. Our fiber network backbone is currently available in 19 states, and we can help you connect your facilities from coast to coast. Fiber optic Internet customers will appreciate our white glove installation services that include quality engineering, project management, and experienced technicians. We provide 24/7/365 proactive network monitoring and support, and solid service level agreements with 99.9% uptime.

Contact us today to learn more about how Cable ONE Business can provide your organization with fiber optic connectivity solutions that meet your organization's needs: from a single connection to a metro area network, and everything in between.