With nearly unlimited bandwidth and ultimate control, dark fiber remains the data transport option of choice for companies needing the speed and scale of a private optical network. Moreover, knowing where dark fiber is available and the breadth of provider options can ensure the network serves both the performance and budgetary requirements of an organization.

What Is Dark Fiber?

Dark fiber is optical fiber infrastructure that is in place but is not presently being utilized.  In the simplest terms, it is another name for optical glass fibers that have been installed, either underground or on poles, but do not have any electronics or gear attached. As these installations are unused, they are described as “dark”.

Key Benefits of Dark Fiber

  • Improved network flexibility and scalability
  • Enhanced security
  • Increased costs savings

When considering deploying a dark fiber network, collaborating with an impartial resource like NEF provides critical insight into vendors, solutions and best practices. NEF’s collective experience from thousands of projects can benefit a company’s dark fiber network needs through planning, design, procurement and installation. Talk with the dark fiber experts at NEF today. 


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