5 Things You Should Know About Dark Fiber

In this Network Computing article, Robert Coenen discusses this alternative to commercial Internet service that can reduce costs, improve latency, and give organizations the redundancy they need for disaster recovery and business continuity.

Dark fiber refers to fiber optic cable that has been laid in the ground but isn’t being used. According to Coenen, “Something like less than 10 percent of the cost of such a project is actually the fiberoptic cable. So, what they do is bury as many actual fibers as possible. In many cases, less than half of the actual cables underground are being used, leaving the rest available for companies to lease.

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