You’ve probably already heard that fiber optic internet like the one you can get from companies like ATT Uverse is fast. But do you know why that is? The reason a fiber optic connection is so fast is because of the construction of the line, and how information is transmitted over that line. Fiber optic cable can be composed of either glass or plastic wires that have been bunched together. Modulating light waves are what transfer the data. With the construction of the line and the light waves that carry data, download speeds over fiber optic cable can reach 50 Mbps. But speed isn’t the only benefit of this type of connection. Fiber optic cable is cheaper to install and maintain than copper wire, and is also immune to static, noise and power surges.