Can’t copper carry high bandwidth?
Copper’s capacity is far less than fiber’s It can support high bandwidth for only a few hundred yards The longer a signal travels on copper, the lower the bandwidth falls Optical fiber is unique in that it can carry high-bandwidth signals over enormous distances Fiber uses laser light to carry signals Under some circumstances, a signal can travel 40 miles (60 kilometers) without degrading enough to keep it from being received Fiber is also better able to support upstream bandwidth – that is, from the user out to the network High upstream bandwidth is important for video communication and for many business applications.

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1. Is the city offering any special deals on the pricing of the drop?
2. My business currently is under contract with a provider can I still install the drop for future services?
3. I noticed there are different sized drops, which drop do I need for my business?
4. Can I pay for my drop now? And where do I go to get that started?
5. I noticed multiple service providers on the literature, which one should I choose for my business?
6. Who will pay for my services?
7. Who do I call if I have problems with my service?
8. How quick can the drop be installed at my business?
9. Why do I have to sign a form allowing the city to be on my property?
10. What is bandwidth?
11. How much bandwidth – or information delivered by bandwidth – do we need?
12. What about other kinds of data?
13. Can’t copper carry high bandwidth?
14. What about wireless? I hear it can provide 54 mbps.