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The type of wiring, whether copper or fiber, has an impact on Internet speed. It isn’t necessarily a simple apples-to-apples comparison.
When comparing fiber vs. cable, it’s important to understand that cable is made of copper wires, and copper can react to things like changes in temperature. A change in temperature can cause copper wires to expand or contract, which can impact your Internet speed. Fiber-optic networks, on the other hand, are composed of millions of tiny strands of glass. The chemical nature of glass makes it less susceptible to things like temperature changes, so you may not notice a change in your fiber-optic Internet speed.
Copper wiring has been employed by telephone companies since 1948, so sometimes it is all that is available. Fiber-optic networks are gradually replacing copper, making it possible for HD quality picture and sound, and changing the nature of the way we stay connected.