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Signs Your Cabling Needs Upgrading

Signs Your Cabling Needs Upgrading

Upgrading to fiber optic cabling can offer significant advantages in terms of speed, reliability, and data capacity compared to traditional copper cabling. Here are some signs that indicate it might be time to consider upgrading your cabling infrastructure to fiber optic.

Slow Network Performance

If you're experiencing sluggish network speeds and frequent data bottlenecks, it could be due to the limitations of your existing copper cabling. Fiber optic cables provide much higher data transfer rates, which can eliminate performance issues.

Data Transmission Distance

Fiber optic cables can transmit data over much longer distances without signal degradation compared to copper cables. If your network needs to cover a large area, upgrading to fiber may be necessary to maintain signal integrity.

Bandwidth Demand

If your organization's data bandwidth requirements have grown significantly over time, fiber optic cabling can accommodate higher bandwidths more effectively than copper. This is especially important for businesses with data-intensive applications like video conferencing or large-scale data transfers.

Security Concerns

Fiber optic cables are more secure than copper cables because they are difficult to tap or intercept. If data security is a top priority for your organization, upgrading to fiber can enhance your network's security.

Signal Interference

Copper cables can be susceptible to electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI), which can disrupt data transmission. Fiber optic cables are immune to these forms of interference, making them a better choice in environments with electronic equipment that generates EMI/RFI.


As technology continues to advance, the demand for higher data speeds and capacities will increase. Upgrading to fiber optic cabling now can help future-proof your network infrastructure and reduce the need for frequent upgrades.

Cost Efficiency

While the upfront costs of installing fiber optic cabling can be higher than copper, it often proves cost-effective in the long run due to its longevity, reduced maintenance, and ability to support higher data loads.

Voice and Video Conferencing

If your organization relies heavily on voice and video conferencing, upgrading to fiber optic cabling can ensure high-quality, lag-free communication experiences.

If you are experiencing any of these problems or find that your cabling is not meeting your needs at this time, JCOMM can help you upgrade to a more reliable and expandable solution. Let us help you with all of your fiber optic needs and more.

By JCOMM 9-25-2023