How Does Fiber-Optic Internet Work?
The topic of this article, how fiber-optic internet works, made it a challenge to balance the details while using simple explanations. Since this piece is a deep dive into the technical nuances behind fiber-optics, I interviewed a subject-matter expert to ensure I got the details right.
Client: Reviews.org | Published: March 25, 2021
Here’s a look at some of the great quotes I got from my expert interviewee, plus an easy-to-understand explanation of what attenuation means:
“Fiber-optic cable carries light very well over relatively long distances with low attenuation and distortion of the light signal,” says Frank Cornett, a retired electrical engineer for Intel.
That light signal uses binary to communicate with your computer. “…The presence of light might indicate a binary one and the absence of light would indicate a binary zero,” says Frank. Pretty cool.