02/24/2015 Leave a comment
Have you ever walked into a building, mesmerized by the interior? The high vaulted ceilings, domed roof or marble adornments? Often we get so caught up in the interior, we forget that this marvel would be near to impossible without the foundation upon which it stands. The same is true for network connectivity.
Many people use modern technologies such as mobile smartphones, broadband Internet service, and applications in the Cloud without realizing the extent of the underlying infrastructure that is required to deliver those products and services. Businesses and individuals increasingly rely on more advanced and technologically complex networks and applications and have an ever-increasing need for more and more bandwidth. Whether people realize it or not, what enables this to happen is a worldwide network of fiber optic infrastructure which exists at the Layer 1, “The Physical Layer,” or Layer 2, “The Data Link.” Read more of this post