Main Street Connections, LLC • Jackson, TN

Fiber Optic Cabling

A Fiber Optics Industry Leader

MSC of Jackson, TN


Main Street Connections, LLC is located at 138 Northstar Drive in Jackson, TN. We are located in the heart of West Tennessee and from this location able to service a large area very quickly. Being located in the western portion of Tennessee we are able to promptly service any business in the surrounding states and will gladly service any business need throughout the rest of the United States.

Fiber Optic Advantages

  • Speed: Fiber optic networks operate at high speeds - up into the gigabits
  • Bandwidth: Large carrying capacity
  • Distance: Signals can be transmitted further without needing to be 'refreshed' or strengthened
  • Resistance: Greater resistance to electromagnetic noise such as radios, motors or other nearby cables
  • Maintenance: Fiber optic cables costs much less to maintain
    Couple of key reason to use Fiber Optic Cable
  • The cost of transmitting a single phone conversation over fiber optics is only about 1% the cost of transmitting it over copper wire. That's why fiber is the exclusive medium for long distance communications.
  • The biggest advantage of optical fiber is the fact it can transport more information longer distances in less time than any other communications medium.
  • In recent years it has become apparent that fiber-optics are steadily replacing copper wire as an appropriate means of communication signal transmission. Then span longer distances between phone systems as well as provide the backbone for many network systems. Other system users include cable television, university campuses, office buildings, industrial plants, and electric utility companies.

    A fiber optic system is similar to the copper wire system that fiber optics is replacing. The difference is that fiber optics use light pulses to transmit information down lines instead of using electronic pulses to transmit information down copper lines. Looking at the components in a fiber optic chain will give a better understanding of how the system works in conjunction with wire based systems.

    At one end of the system is a transmitter. This is the place of origin for information coming on to fiber optic lines. The transmitter accepts coded electronic pulse information coming from copper wire. It then processes and translates that information into equivalently coded light pulses. A light-emitting diode (LED) or an injection-laser diode (ILD) can be used for generating the light pulses. Using a lens, the light pulses are funneled into the fiber-optic medium where they travel down the cable. The light is most often 850nm for shorter distances and 1300nm for longer distances on Multi-mode fiber and 1300nm for single-mode fiber and 1500nm is used for longer distances.

    For a simple understanding of what fiber can be pictured as imagine this; a very long cardboard roll (from the inside roll of paper towel) that is coated with a mirror on the inside. If you shine a flashlight in one end you can see light come out at the far end - even if it's been bent around a corner.

    Commonly used modes of Fiber Optic Cable

    Single-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

    Single Mode Cable is a single strand (most applications use 2 fibers) of glass fiber with a diameter of 8.3 to microns that has one mode of transmission. Single Mode Fiber with a relatively narrow diameter, through which only mode will propagate typically 1310 or 1550nm. Carries higher bandwidth than multi-mode fiber, but requires a light source with narrow spectral width.

    Single Mode fiber is used in many applications where data is sent at multi-frequency (WDM Wave-Division-Multiplexing) so only one cable is needed (single-mode on one single fiber).

    Single-Mode fiber gives you a higher transmission rate and up to 50 times more distance than multi-mode, but it also costs more. Single-Mode fiber has a much smaller core than multi-mode. The small core and single light-wave virtually eliminate any distortion that could result from overlapping light pulses, providing the least signal attenuation and the highest transmission speeds of any fiber cable type.

    Multi-Mode Fiber Optic Cable

    Multi-Mode cable has a little bit bigger diameter, with a common diameters in the 50 to 100 micron range for the light carry component (in the US the most common size is 62.5um). Most applications in with Multi-Mode fiber is used, 2 fibers are used (WDM is not normally used on multi-mode fiber). POF is a newer plastic-based cable which promises performance similar to glass cable on very short runs, but at a lower cost.

    Multi-Mode firber give you high bandwidth at high speeds (10 to 100mbs - Gigabits to 275m to 2km) over medium distances. Light waves are dispersed inot numerous paths, or modes, as they travel through the cable's core typically 850 or 1300nm. Typical multi-mode fiber core diameters are 50, 62.5 and 100 micrometers. However, in long cable (greater than 3000 feet), multiple paths of light can cause signal distortion at the receiving end, resulting in an unclear and incomplete data transmission so designers now call for single mode fiber in new applications using Gigabit and beyond.

    Unmatched Workmanship

    When dealing with Main Street Connections, LLC. you can rest assure that you will be receiving the highest quality workmanship from any of our trained technical staff. We will always work on your schedule and make sure that the design and the quality of your infrastructure far exceeds the BICSI standards. A trained and experienced designer will assist you personally on all your business communication needs and be readily available to answer any questions you may have.

    At Main Street Connections, LLC. we will personally complete any and all jobs without subcontracting any of the work. Our technicians are trained and certified in all aspects of fiber optic cabling: cable runs, termination, splicing and testing. Once a job is completed all cables are tested and documented. You will receive a hard copy and a copy of test results on CD upon job completion for your records.

    Please contact us with any Fiber Optic Cabling need.