Is It Time to Invest in a Dark Fiber Network?
So, you’ve done some research and you’re intrigued by a dark fiber network, huh?
You’re not alone! Dark fiber networks are popular with businesses all over the country.
So, is it time to install one in your business?
These 3 reasons make it hard to argue otherwise:
1. Complete Control
If you don’t want to completely turn your technological needs over to a provider, you don’t have to. Dark fiber networks allow you to control the amount of fiber you light, the equipment you use, and the way you maintain all of it. That way, you’ll get to be a whole lot more hands-on than you would be with a “normal” network.
And, if you ever want to make any changes, it’s a lot easier to do on a dark fiber network. That’s because scalability is much more direct. Instead of jumping through hoops (like you’d have to do on a traditional network), you can simply go out and buy more dark fiber! That makes these networks perfect for small businesses that plan on doing a lot of expanding, or businesses that simply don’t know what their future technology needs are going to be.
There’s yet another way you can control your dark fiber network – through the statistics. Because these networks are so hands-on, you’ll have access to statistics that you’d never see if you had a “normal” network. As a result, you’ll be able to see exactly which areas need to be streamlined, so that your technology can be as efficient as possible.
How’s that for control?!
2. Custom Options
When you talk to a provider about signing up for a “normal” network, you don’t get very many options to choose from. If you want a bunch of custom details, you’re basically out of luck.
But when you get a dark fiber network, you can do anything you want with it! Whether you want to change up the interface, connections, or equipment, you can.
3. Total Privacy
If you want to make sure that your data never falls into the wrong hands, you’ll love the security that dark fiber networks offer. Since they don’t tap into the public internet at all (unlike VPNs, which use at least a little bit of the public’s resources), dark fiber is completely private. That way, you can feel free to send and receive even the most sensitive of data.