March 6, 2024
Understanding Fiber Optics: The Backbone of Blue Mountain High-Speed Internet

In today’s fast-paced digital world, the demand for high-speed internet is more critical than ever. Whether it’s streaming videos, engaging in seamless video conferences, or simply browsing the web, the need for reliable and super-fast internet connectivity has become a fundamental part of our daily lives. This is where fiber internet comes into play, and as a leading fiber internet company that builds all of our own fiber network, Blue Mountain Networks is here to shed light on how fiber optics serve as the backbone of our high-speed internet offerings throughout Oregon and Washington.

What are Fiber Optics?

Fiber optics, or optical fibers, are thin strands of pure glass about the diameter of a human hair. These strands are used to transmit light signals over long distances with minimal loss of signal strength. Each fiber optic strand is surrounded by a protective coating and bundled together to create cables that are capable of carrying vast amounts of data at the speed of light.

How Fiber Optics Power the Internet

The magic of fiber optics lies in their ability to transmit data using light pulses. This method of data transmission offers significant advantages over traditional copper cables, including:

  • Higher Speeds: Fiber optic cables can carry data at speeds up to several terabits per second. This means faster download and upload times, making everything from streaming
    high-definition videos to uploading large files a breeze.
  • Greater Bandwidth: Fiber cables provide far greater bandwidth than copper cables. This means more data can be transmitted simultaneously, which is essential for businesses
    and homes with multiple devices connected to the internet.
  • Longer Distances: Unlike copper cables that start to lose signal strength over long distances, fiber optic cables can transmit data over distances of up to 40 kilometers without
    significant loss of signal quality.
  • Resistance to Interference: Fiber optics are immune to electromagnetic interference, which can affect the transmission of data over copper cables. This ensures a more stable
    and reliable internet connection.

Building the Blue Mountain Fiber Network:

At Blue Mountain Networks, we believe in providing our customers with the best internet experience possible. That’s why we build our own fiber optic infrastructure. By taking control of the entire process, from design to installation, we ensure that our network is designed and built to the highest standards. We have recently completed fiber upgrade projects to provide high-speed Fiber Internet in Umatilla, Hood River and Hermiston.

Building our own fiber allows us to:

  1. Ensure Quality:
    We use the highest quality materials and the latest technology in our fiber optic cables, ensuring superior performance and reliability.
  2. Customize Network Design: Our in-house experts design our network
    to meet the specific needs of the areas we serve, ensuring optimal coverage and speed. Recently we have customized our networks to offer even faster fiber internet in Hood River and Hermiston.
  3. Rapid Deployment: By managing the entire process, we can quickly
    deploy our network to new areas, bringing high-speed internet to more people faster.
  4. Direct Customer Support: Since we oversee our network end-to-end,
    we can provide more efficient and effective customer support, resolving issues faster and keeping our customers connected.

The Future is Fiber

As the internet becomes increasingly integral to our personal and professional lives, the importance of high-speed, reliable internet service cannot be overstated. Fiber optics are the future of internet connectivity, offering speeds and reliability that other technologies simply cannot match. At Blue Mountain Networks, we’re proud to be at the forefront of this technology, building and managing our own fiber optic network to provide our valued customers with the best possible internet experience.

Fiber optics are not just the backbone of high-speed internet; it is the future. As we continue to expand our network across Oregon and Washington, and innovate in our technology, we remain committed to connecting our customers to the world with unparalleled speed and reliability. Join us in embracing the future of internet connectivity, powered by Blue Mountain Networks fast fiber optic internet.