It’s now common knowledge that fiber optic connections allow breathtaking Internet data speeds. It truly is an amazing technology.
Fiber cables are now being installed in many rural areas that were previously only served by traditional copper lines, but for practical reasons the fiber will stop at the nearest pole for many users.
This means that copper wires will still have to be used for the last few yards of the connection. Unfortunately that means those users will not be able to take full advantage of the speed delivered by the fiber lines. [Read more…]