Optical Fibers

Find Specialized Technology Connection Solutions for Your Home or Business

In today’s world, everything we do revolves around technology.

In today’s world, everything we do revolves around technology. Whether it’s surfing the web for something new to buy, researching important information, or getting work done, we need access to technology and a reliable network to help our daily lives run efficiently. 

This means that as a home or business owner, you need technology solutions you can trust. Our team at uGrid Network has leveraged our years of experience and the research we’ve conducted to develop industry-leading optic solutions that greatly improve the way your network runs. Say goodbye to a poor network connection and hello to innovative solutions that change the game. Connect with us today to learn more about our optical networking options or to purchase yours today!

What Is Optical Fiber Technology? 

Fiber optics, otherwise known as optical fibers, is a type of technology or cable that uses pulses of light to transmit information. Optical fibers are about the diameter of a single strand of human hair, and are composed of carefully drawn out strands of glass. These fibers are then arranged in bundles, called optical cables, and we rely on them to transmit lots of information over long distances. One single cable contains anywhere between a few and hundreds of optical fibers within a plastic casing. The two most common types of fiber optic cables are multimode and single mode. 

Light travels through the fiber optic cables, bouncing off the walls of the cable repeatedly. Each light particle, or photon, bounces down the cable with a mirror-like reflection. These light beams travel down the core of the cable, which is the middle of the cable and glass structure. 

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Fiber Optic Networks

An optical network is defined as the connection between two types of networks using fiber optic cables. A fiber optic network is made up of many fiber optic cables. There are a wide range of different types of fiber optic networks, but they all involve the optic cables running from the network hub to the curb of your property, or straight to your property to provide a fiber optic connection. Fiber access spans from businesses, residences, smart communities, hotels, and more. The different types of fiber optic networks can be found below.

UGrid’s PON solution provides metro network connection to different use case and locations including:


Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH)


Fiber-to-the-Building (FTTB)


Fiber-to-the Premise (FTTP)


FIber-to-the-Curb (FFTC)


Fiber-to-the-Node (FTTN)

Depending on your needs and what you’ll be using your fiber optic network for, each of these different types of networks offers specific benefits. Our team at uGrid Network can help you determine which option best suits your needs.

FTTX XPON connected to the backhaul metro network provides data connectivity to public WiFis, autonomous driving, RFID applications, video surveillance, and more. 

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Fiber Optic Devices

In addition to many different types of fiber optic cables and networks, there are two different types of fiber optic devices that work together to serve your network needs. Learn more about  each type below. 


Optical Network Terminal (ONT):

The ONT, also known as a modem, is a network interface device used with fiber optic systems. It connects to the Termination Point (TP) with an optical fiber cable. It connects to your router and translates light signals from your fiber optic line into electronic signals that your router can read.


Optical Line Terminal (OLT):

This device serves as the service provider endpoint in a passive optical network. It works to perform the conversion between electrical signals used by the service provider’s equipment and the fiber optic signals being used by the passive network.

In combination, these two devices work to create a fast, efficient network connection for your home or business.

Fiber Optic Devices

In addition to many different types of fiber optic cables and networks, there are two different types of fiber optic devices that work together to serve your network needs. Learn more about  each type below. 

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The Internet 

This one is a given, but with the capability to transmit large amounts of data at very high speeds, fiber optic technology is ideal for Internet purposes. As compared to typical copper cables, fiber optic cables are lighter, more flexible, and can carry more data.

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Cable TV

Another common use for fiber optic technology is cable TV. Fiber optic cables are ideal for transmitting signals for high-definition televisions because they offer greater bandwidth and speed. They are also cheaper compared to copper cables that are often used with cable TV. 

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Medical Purposes

Believe it or not, optical fibers offer many great advantages in the medical world. Most commonly, fiber optic cables are used in non-invasive treatments, known as endoscopy, where a bright light is used to illuminate the area in the body that needs to be operated on. This makes it possible to minimize the number and size of incisions needed.

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Automotive Industry 

Additionally, fiber optics play a large role in safety features and lighting for automobiles. Because of the ability to use little space and provide bright lighting, optical fibers are being used in the assembly of automobiles more frequently in the modern world.

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Military and Space

Because of the ability to keep networks extremely secure, optical fibers are ideal for data transmission in both space and the military. 

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5G Applications

As our world becomes more reliant on technology, we need things to move faster and more efficiently. With 5G solutions, brings many new and exciting aspects to technology, including bigger channels, lower latency, and the ability to connect more devices at once. Fiber optics play a critical role in the development and application of 5G technology. 

Symptoms of Fiber Optics

Different types of fiber optic technology and devices offer different benefits, but overall, here are a few of the main advantages of using fiber optics over other types of networks.

  • Greater bandwidth 
  • Faster speeds
  • Longer distances
  • More flexibility 
  • Better reliability 
  • Advanced security

Advantage of PON solution
(Compared to Cable & Active Optical Network):

  • Easier to Install and Expand
  • Reduced Operation and Management Costs
  • Lower Power Consumption
  • Less Required Space
  • Higher Bandwidth
  • Higher-level Security

Professional Connection Devices

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Optical fibers are highly valuable for technology connection in the modern world. However, in order to properly leverage all of the capabilities of these networks, you need the proper connection devices. That means high-quality, reliable devices that have been developed using the most innovative, advanced technologies available.

That’s why you need to find professional connection devices that you can trust. Connection devices are a significant investment for your home or business –– you shouldn’t have to worry about replacing them each year. Contact uGrid Network today to learn more about our connection device options for your property. 

Fiber Optic Devices

Here at uGrid Network, we’ve got the devices, skills, and knowledge you need to find successful, efficient network connections. But to us, it’s about more than just the devices. We’re also here to provide you with support when understanding your options. Whether you need advice on which connection devices would best suit your needs, or you’d like more information about optical fibers, reach out to our team of experts today! You can also browse our available optical fiber solutions here

We’re excited to help you build a network that changes the way your home or business operates.