What To Choose : Fiber Optic Internet Or Wireless Internet ?

Regardless of whether you are big or small; your focus is local or global, without having access to Internet your online business in the capital city of Orissa will collapse even before you realize the ruin.

Reaching potential customers online, organizing low cost internet marketing, sending email adverts, you name it – all these are possible only when you have access to internet. However, your access to internet has to be fast as otherwise all your efforts will go in vain.

To achieve that goal you may choose either from Fiber Optic Internet and Wireless Internet, both of which are considered high speed broadband internet. Then why the hassle – you may wonder. Well, both of these have plus and minus issues which will be reflected through the following paragraphs for you to analyze and judge.

Fiber Optic internet

iber optic internet, to be precise, is high speed broadband internet which is accessed through fiber optic glass that permits data to travel along with light. As this type of internet is pretty fast it is considered ideal for streaming online video, online gaming and uploading files/video.

Needless to say, fiber optic cables provide an effective way to transfer information as they allow transmission of data over longer distances, as compared to conventional wires, are unaffected by electromagnetic interference, while operating at higher bandwidth.

There is also a higher rate of latency inherent in fiber-optic communication. Latency, incidentally, is the time it takes for a command to be received and a reply to be sent, and that latency in fiber communication increases over longer distances. By comparison, a microwave signal will have a latency of about 5.4 microseconds, while light on a fiber cable travels at 8.01 microseconds per mile.

However, the flipside of fiber Optic may not necessarily be ignored, some of which are potentially problematical. This includes installation of fiber lines in an overcrowded city crisscrossed with Rapid Transport routes and numerous bridges. There are also limitations on the speed of the data, based on placement of the cables.

Fiber lines are also subject to wear and tear, so they degrade and require maintenance – they can also be cut, something that is happening more often than not. When that happens, it needs massive amount of work to identify and replace the damaged lines.

Pros and Cons of Wireless Internet

One of the major innovations that has accompanied the rapid expansion of the Internet has been wireless Internet service, a.k.a Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi has made it possible to connect to the Internet almost everywhere. However, along with its advantages, Wi-Fi has a number of disadvantages too. However, let us concentrate now about its plus points.

Some of the major plus points of wireless internet includes the reality that users don’t need have to be physically connected with the router in order to access the Web. Apart from eliminating much of the need for extensive wiring and dedicated work stations, Wi-Fi means the Internet is accessible wherever users can pick up a signal, which allows for greater flexibility. For home users, Wi-Fi means that they can access the Internet anywhere in their homes, and sometimes even outside, such as in the garage or front porch.

Wi-Fi systems can also be most cost effective to set up, since most of the cost involves in wiring to the main router. If an existing wired Internet network is already in place, adding Wi-Fi capabilities is relatively simple, with no need to purchase a dedicated work station. Wi-Fi systems are also relatively inexpensive to operate.

However, the flipside of Wireless internet also needs to be considered, which includes the following issues.

  • Cost: The technology is more advance and hence more expensive.
  • Speed: Radio frequency (RF) features make high data transfer rates more problematical as compared to wired systems.

Despite all the pros and cons of both types of internet connections have been discussed in detail, if you are still in doubt as to which type of connection would suit you best, you may get in touch with Bhubaneswar based WeFe Technologies P. Ltd to lead you to the right connection.