Run with power cables?

Fibre optic cables can be run alongside power cables although strict guidelines will need to be followed as electrical cables can break fibre optic cables prematurely and can even cause a fire to break out if the voltage is too high.

If rules are followed, there are several advantages to running fibre optic cables with power cables. As mentioned earlier, street cabling may have a mixture of electric cables and fibre optic cables when an engineer installs fibre optic broadband.

Placing fibre optic cables with electric cables rather than replacing them entirely improves the speed and cost of the installation.

What are the Advantages of Fibre Optic Cables?

Once you’ve managed to successfully install and run your fibre optic cables along with the power cables, you’ll soon see the benefits and advantages of upgrading your current home infrastructure and network. Read more.

Advantages of fibre optic cables include:

Faster Speeds. Fibre optic cables are designed to carry speed and data at an incredibly fast speed without degrading the overall signal.

  • Improved Reliability. Unlike traditional copper wires, fibre is immune to a range of temperature and more importantly, moisture too.
  • Better Design. Fibre cables are thinner, lighter and sturdier compared to traditional materials. This heavily reduces the chances of them being damaged or broken within your walls.

Network fibre cables certainly have a number of advantages and can be run with power cables when installed correctly too.

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