Dark fiber featured on The Korte Company Build Smart blog

For us, calling St. Louis home is a point of pride. We love our hometown, and we love the people who work hard to make it a great place to live, work and play. That’s why we’re excited that The Korte Company has featured our dark fiber network on their Build Smart blog.

Dark fiber delivers increased network speed for St. Louis healthcare group

Optical networks such as wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) are becoming increasingly popular for government agencies and healthcare organizations because of their speed, scalability and security/compliance. By operating a sound and secure communications infrastructure, an organization can enjoy the benefits of rapidly advancing technologies, enhanced connectivity and improved customer/constituent satisfaction.

NOTICE: St. Louis’s fiber optic network is already here

Maybe you’ve recently received a notice from a transnational telecomm carrier asking you to get excited. A new “smart” initiative, consisting of a fiber-optic network and an impressive name, is coming to town. Standard versions of this bulletin promise higher broadband speeds, reliable service and scalability options.

Types of fiber optic cable

Operating a fiber optic system with maximum efficiency requires knowing what type of fiber is being used and why. Understanding the characteristics of different fiber types will help you choose the optimal application and achieve the best performance.

What is dark fiber?

In fiber optic communications, “dark fiber” or unlit fiber (sometimes spelled fibre) is the name given to fiber optic cables not in service by a carrier or provider. The cables are not yet connected to any optical device on either end of the fiber run. The fiber has been installed with the purpose of being used at some point in the future.