Fiberoptic internet cable, 2014

Made:
2014 in United Kingdom
Fiberoptic internet cable, 2014 (optical fibre) Fiberoptic internet cable, 2014 (optical fibre)

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72 optical fibre cable used for television transmission in the exchange, with low smoke, zero halogen materials for fire safety, manufactured by Prysmian Group, British, 2014.

Fibreoptic cables were developed in the 1970s, and were found particularly useful for high-speed internet connections. The cables quickly and efficiently carry more data than the copper cables that preceded them. This particular example is from a sample of cable designed for use in digital television transmission.

Details

Category:
Computing & Data Processing
Object Number:
2014-82
Materials:
glass, metal (unknown) and plastic (unidentified)
Measurements:
overall: 340 mm x 9 mm diameter, 0.24 kg
type:
optical fibre
credit:
Donated by Prysmian Cables & Systems Ltd., UK