23. Why Wireless Needs Wires: Behind The Scenes of Wireless Communications

Welcome back to another episode of the 5G Guys Podcast! Today we start our second season off with a look into the backbone of wireless technology, wires. 

As weird as it sounds, wires are a crucial part of what makes wireless technology “wireless” and the process behind it is more complicated than you think. Join us as we discuss the relationship wires and wireless have and the wire systems that are now being upgraded for bigger, broader, and stronger wireless connections. 

Listen in as we talk about the history of wires and wireless, the move from copper wires to fiber, what fiber really is, and the massive plans to extend fiber (and wireless) to those in rural areas. We talk about the different kind of fiber wires, why your wi-fi is not what’s really connecting you to the world, and how wireless has helped the wire industry to grow along with it. 

This episode is just the beginning of our dive into wires and their symbiotic relationship with wireless so hit play and learn what it takes to make easy access wireless possible. For more resources or to connect with us, check out the links below! 

More Of What’s Inside:

  • The “nervous system” of wireless
  • What the future of “wireless” looks like
  • The switch from copper to fiber wires
  • Why your phone calls are stronger now
  • The difference between lit fiber and dark fiber
  • Fiber moving into the consumer level
  • How fiber brings faster connections
  • Why wi-fi doesn’t mean you have internet
  • The 200$ billion act for fiber growth
  • Why fiber is built in rings
  • And Much More!

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Episode Minute By Minute:

  • 0:02 – What we cover today
  • 0:24 – Back with season 2!
  • 0:59 – Why wireless needs wires
  • 3:14 – The link between wireless and wires
  • 5:41 – Getting into the fiber game
  • 8:40 – Why fiber is coming to your neighborhood
  • 10:25 – How fiber works
  • 12:10 – What happens when fiber is cut
  • 14:32 – The wires that bring us power
  • 16:25 – Getting fiber to rural communities
  • 18:53 – Closing thoughts

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