Internet has been pointed out for several years because it represents an important energy consumption. Recommendations like emptying e-mail boxes and limitating the use of streaming services are made to internet users to save energy. However, broadband networks consume less energy than other internet connection technologies.
Fiber optic consumes less than other technologies
The importance of the environment protection and the carbon footprint reduction is more and more told. We have good news about that: connecting to internet through a FTTH network (fiber to the home) is one of the many means to do it.
In fact, fiber optic consumes less energy than other connection technologies. CO2 emissions are lower with fiber optic than with connections through copper cables and radio signals. According to a German study, one hour of video streaming through fiber optic produces 2 grams of CO2. This number increases until 4 grams with copper cables and 5 grams with 5G radio.
An internet consumption more sustainable
Fiber optic not only is better for the environment than other connections by its energy savings, it is also better thanks to its raw materials. Effectively, silicate is a raw material almost infinite, easily extracted and recycled.
Eventually, fiber optic is thin and light, making its transportation easy and economic.
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