How Fiber Internet and IoT Technology Work Together
October 22, 2021
The Internet of Things (IoT) is a burgeoning field that has been developing at an extraordinary pace. In 2020, there were over eight billion devices utilizing IoT connections. By the end of 2025, we expect to see over sixteen billion. As we see these devices in use for both professional and personal purposes, it’s apparent that the ability to remain connected has become very important to our everyday lives.
Whether we’re using them at work or at home, devices that use IoT connections require a fast and reliable Internet network to support them. This is why any IoT devices you use at home, whether it’s your security system, smart appliances, or any other home automation technology, is best served by fiber Internet. Let’s discuss how exactly fiber can enable you to get the most out of your IoT devices, and why there’s no better Internet connection type to support them.
Faster Speeds and Higher Bandwidth
As we continue to incorporate the Internet of Things into our lives, we own and use more devices. One of the main advantages of a fiber network over a copper cable one is that it has a higher bandwidth and faster speeds. This is what makes it capable of sending larger amounts of data over farther distances as well as upload and download data at a faster rate.
Without fiber’s higher bandwidth and faster speeds, one could only do so much with IoT devices. They would be subject to the slower speeds and higher degree of signal loss that comes from any copper cable connection. The Internet of Things is meant to enhance our lives. But if our IoT devices are slowed down by an outdated connection with less bandwidth, we will find ourselves dependent on a service that will ultimately make our lives less convenient; not more.
Fiber networks are less susceptible to disruption than ones that utilize satellite signals or copper cable. Severe weather as well as interference from other equipment or infrastructure are much less likely to comprise a fiber Internet connection than any other connection type. This is made possible by fiber’s use of light pulses to transmit its signal.
This degree of reliability is a must when using Internet of Things technology. Losing a signal in a household that utilizes IoT devices can mean security systems or any other important home automation technology going offline.
With fiber’s lower risk of disruption, users can keep their peace of mind as their security systems, smart locks, doorbell cameras, and break-in sensors remain as effective as ever during even the harshest conditions.
The Internet of Things has a lot of untapped potential in how it can enhance our lives. However, older technology and infrastructure often limits it. Without improved bandwidth, speeds, or reliability, we can only do so much with IoT devices. Fiber Internet allows these devices to be used to their fullest potential, and its future-proof technology will enable us to take the Internet of Things to even greater heights as we continue to develop it and find more advanced uses for it.
Interested in a faster, more reliable Internet connection to get the most out of your home automation devices? See if Tachus fiber Internet is available in your community.