Reasons to buy Dark Fiber
Dark fiber is a term used to describe fiber optic cable that is not being used at the time. The amount of dark fiber, particularly in the United States, is very high. Dark fiber is contrasted with active fiber optic cable, often referred to as lit cable. In the past, dark fiber was virtually never sold. Telecommunications companies considered it their core asset, and selling it would be akin to selling off their business. Due to an incredible glut in the market, however, selling dark fiber has become extremely viable and is now a practice of many major telecommunications companies. To the small business, the availability of dark fiber can provide substantial savings.
State-of-the-Art. Not all fiber is created equal. Of course light can only travel so fast, but with the latest and greatest technologies, dark fiber is ‘state-of-the-art’ technology that can enable communications – and a lot of it.
Flexibility. Dark fiber can be lit, re-lit and then lit again. Remember, it’s the gear that lights the fiber. With dark fiber, you have the flexibility to switch out equipment to leverage the latest and greatest technologies without having to forklift an entire network.
Expandable. Flexibility, state-of-the-art and control all provide for an easily expandable network system that can grow as your business grows. It gives you the ability to know what your fixed costs are and the flexibility to add software enhancements that increase the network capability providing you with options to expand not only the bandwidth capability of your network but your footprint as well. United Telecom Systems is changing the way dark fiber is bought, sold and marketed. More importantly, we have created a high tech -affordable tool- that every business can use to increase their profitability.