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Benefits of Fiber Optics for Schools

Benefits of Fiber Optics for Schools

Businesses have long taken advantage of the benefits of lighting fast and secure fiber optic networks. Compared to traditional copper cables, fiber optics allow you to send and receive data faster than ever before. They give you the ability to implement the latest technologies with ease.

If your school is still running on outdated copper cable networks, it may be worthwhile to investigate all of the benefits you could enjoy by switching to a fiber optic network instead. Which is exactly what JCOMM wants to discuss here today.


Safety has always been of prime concern when caring for children, but especially so today. New technology paves the way for many positive and innovative endeavors. Sadly, criminals and individuals who wish to cause harm are also learning new and innovative ways to do just that.

Fiber optic cables can help keep children and teachers alike safe while at school by making it easier to beef up your security system. With fiber optic cables you can hook up security cameras all over your school. You can also enable local law enforcement to gain access to this security footage whenever they need it.

Fiber optics also provide superior security by being significantly more difficult to intercept information from. Older copper cables are notorious for being easy to tap into. Schools have access to lots of sensitive information and a fiber optic network is your best defense at keeping prying eyes out.


Schools today take advantage of tablets, smartphones, and computers to function and teach. Having access to the internet as an aid in teaching is a powerful tool. But if students and teachers are struggling to gain access to the internet due to an outdated network, well this can put a serious crimp in active learning time. Fiber optic cables, however, help things to run as efficiently as possible by using light to send and receive data.

Videos are also effective teaching tools, but they require a steady and fast connection to the internet to run smoothly. Fiber optic networks can handle the demand of videos and can thus allow teachers to implement them into their lesson plans without having to struggle with frustrating buffering.

As you can see, schools have a lot to gain by switching to a fiber optic network. If you are interested in learning more, be sure to reach out to JCOMM. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

By JCOMM 2-10-2021