Definition of 'fibre optic'
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It said that the installation of fibre optic cables would be too expensive in remote areas. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But the tiny time gap may have been down to a dodgy connection in a fibre optic cable. The Sun (2012)My father got a call offering him an upgrade to fibre optic broadband for 15 a month. The Sun (2013)After that, a small fibre optic camera would be put through the wall. Times, Sunday Times (2015)One of the force's control rooms was the first site in the country to use fibre optics. Times, Sunday Times (2012)BT has pledged to connect five rural areas to its fibre optic network ahead of time based on demand. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Unlike copper, which carries data via an electrical signal, fibre optics use light to send data. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This is ideal for rural areas, where masts are not always linked to fibre optic cables that can carry the signal on to the central network. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He was at the vanguard of Britain's computing industry and pushed for the widespread use of fibre optics over copper wire. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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