What is a fiber optic network and what are the benefits?
The Vienna Fiber fiber optic network will provide high-speed access that runs at the speed of light, the fastest technology available. Vienna Fiber will be a data network which is constructed of optical fibers instead of the traditional copper wire or coaxial cable. Optical fiber is a hair-thin piece of glass that is specially designed to transmit pulses of light. Unlike coaxial cable, performance is not affected by interference or shared bandwidth. One small fiber can carry multiple signals at once and the signal does not degrade over long distances.
Each year the use of the internet for applications and services is increasing. As high-definition video, telemedicine, distance learning, telecommuting, and other applications continue to evolve, only fiber technology provides the bandwidth to carry the heavy data load we expect to see in the coming years. As a locally owned utility, we’re excited to bring Vienna the cutting-edge access which can support our community in the future.