WHY FIBER OPTICS?
- A fiber weighs considerably less than a copper conductor. A typical single-conductor fiber optic cable weighs 9 pounds per 1000 feet while a comparable coaxial cable weighs approximately 80 pounds per 1000 feet.
- Consider the weight of wire as a factor in large multi-storied buildings where long vertical (between floors) as well as long horizontal runs (between wiring closets and terminals) can create difficulties.
The Network Wiring Virtual Lecture by L. Scott Freudenthal