What Is Dark Fiber?

You may think you’re an IT whiz, but have you ever heard of dark fiber? In this video, you will learn what exactly dark fiber is, and how it even came to be in the first place.

FiberLineTV explains that dark fiber came about after the NASDAQ crashed in 2000. Since fiber was seen as such a great investment before the market crashed, it was bought up at extreme rates. When the crash inevitably happened, companies that had invested in fiber either went under or had to abandon the fiber.

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This fiber was then titled dark fiber.

Nowadays, the video explained that telecom providers are buying this fire and reigniting it to suit the needs of their customers. This is miles of wires already set underground for the grabbing, which means that companies can cut the costs of installing new wires and instead utilize dark fiber for their own use.

FiberLineTV also explains that businesses are also benefitting from the dark fiber boom. Instead of paying way more to connect to a farther line, businesses can use dark fiber lines that may already be in their backyards.

Even though you may have never heard of dark fiber before, it’s worth looking into. You could find that you’re able to cut costs in a way you never expected to before.