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What is Polarity and Why is it Important?

Network technicians installing and managing fiber cabling in data centers would be wise to take a page out of the “Ghostbusters” playbook: “When it comes to crossing the streams … be careful!”

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Fiber Optic Cable Types

It’s been 30 years since fiber optic cables ushered in a new networking era that fueled the rise of the internet and our modern digital world.

Fiber optic cables, with their ability to transmit more data at a higher speed, became the backbone of the internet, and during the COVID-19 pandemic became a lifeline with work, school and social life shifting online. Fiber optic connections were no longer a luxury but a necessity.

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History of Structured Cabling: Creating Order from Chaos

Structured cabling is much more than preventing your data center floor from looking like a big bowl of pasta. Sure, structured cabling will take care of “spaghetti cabling” issues or that tangled rats’ nest of wires often lurking in a business backroom.

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