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Socket's fiber network continues to expand, and we're working to make construction as efficient as possible. Recently, we added a "Splicing Lab" to aid in this endeavor.

Yes, in fact, it is as cool as it sounds. In order to deliver Socket Fiber to customers, technicians must splice the fiber-optic cable from the road to the new fiber line that construction crews run to a home or business. The Splicing Lab houses a flat, sterile surface where installers can handle the cable like never before.

You may already know what Socket Fiber is, but may not understand exactly how it works. Basically, it's all about feeding data through tiny pieces of glass near the speed of light. But, where did the idea come from?

Fiber Began in 1854

Fiber technology dates back to 1854, when Irish physicist John Tyndall found that a stream of water could bend a light signal. I