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Fiber-Optic Cable - Definition

Fiber-Optic Cable is made up of super-thin filaments of glass or other transparent materials that can carry beams of light. Because a Fiber-Optic Cable is light-based, data can be sent through it at the speed of light. Using a laser transmitter that encodes frequency signals into pulses of light, ones and zeros are sent through the cable. The receiving end of the transmission translates the light signals back into data which can be read by a computer. Modern Fiber-Optic Cables can carry signals up to a distance of 60 miles.


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