An intercontinental network of bulk fiber optic cables transmits approximately 90% of the world?s data. Microsoft and Facebook recently joined forces to lay a 6,600 km (or 4,101 miles) Transatlantic cable from Virginia Beach to Bilbao, Spain, which will be capable of transmitting 160 terabits per second of bandwidth. That?s 16 million times more than the average home connection. The Cat5e cable bulk is currently the best choice for IT professionals.
Data can be transmitted through fiber optic cabling faster than traditional cabling due to increased capacity. Commercial uses of fiber optic cabling can transmit 10-80 Gigabits per second over just one channel. The Cat5e,