Once upon a time, people believed that the earth was flat and that the sun revolved around the earth. There are many myths about all different topics, even fast internet.
And in 1995, Robert Metcalfe said, “I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse.”
And so it is with Fibre fast internet myths. Here are five of the biggest:
Myth #1 Optical Fibre is physically fragile
It may be a hard one to get your head around; Fibre being glass, you would think it is fragile when in fact it is actually stronger than copper!
By changing the molecular properties of glass, it can be made as strong as steel.
Here’s another truth: Fibre is flexible, can take a lot of strain and may have a pull strength (when Fibre is pulled) of 45-90 kg for standard cables and 362 kg for rugged Fibre cables.
And here’s a fun fact: Fibre can be tied into knots without damaging it!