Most users who connect to the Internet connects through the Internet Service Providers (ISP) services.
The infrastructure which connects the web is a mesh of wiring standards, where copper cables plays a key role in maintaining and delivering telecommunications services. Copper connects LAN’s to WAN through a local Telephone Exchange center. E.g your home may connect to the internet through a street side cabinet which then connects to a local Telephone Exchange center.
Traditionally, connections from your home to the street cabinet to the local Telephone Exchange was supported through copper cabling only. Now, Optic-Fiber has been replacing some of the copper wire cabling, either from the home to the street cabinet routes or from the Telephone Exchange to the street cabinets.
The new standards that begin to appear connects with optic-fiber and depending on the connection type you have you may need a fiber-broadband router if your home is directly attached to an Optic-Fiber cabling to your street cabinet.
The following are the different standards for connecting to Optic-Fiber service either through
- FTTH (last mile, Fiber To The Home)
- FTTC (Fiber To The Cabinet)
Check if you ISP’s provides any of the services for more bandwidth benefits.
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