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What are thea dvantages and disadvantages of optical fiber?

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January 20, 2008 3:36PM

The advantages of Optical fiber are increased data speed, increased bandwidth, and high data integrity. Optical signals also travel further without degradation than electrical signals and so can span further distances without needing to be retransmitted.

The main disadvantage is the cost of optical fiber and related equipment, along with the lack of existing optical infrastructure.