What is fiber, or fiber optics?

Fiber, or fiber optic line, is actually a thin strand of glass that is stretched to great length and can conduct light similar to the way a wire conducts energy. The light that flows through the glass fiber carries data. A powerful advantage to fiber is that this light travels at the speed of light—making fiber the fastest available method for data delivery.

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1. Why Are We Thinking About Installing Fiber Internet?
2. What Choices Do We Have for Fiber?
3. Why Don't We Just Wait for 5G?
4. What If Something Better or Faster Than Fiber Comes Out? Shouldn't We Wait?
5. What is fiber, or fiber optics?
6. Why is fiber important to Kaysville City?
7. How is fiber distributed throughout the city?
8. Does Kaysville City already have a fiber system?
9. What is “dark fiber?”