Fibre is not only the best Internet technology with regard to speed and reliability, it is also by far the best for the environment. Fibre has a minimal ecological impact, reduces waste, consumes very little energy and helps decrease greenhouse gas emissions.
DSL and cable Internet, the two past alternatives, use copper wire to transmit data. Copper mining is harmful to the environment and dangerous, producing hazardous chemicals and toxic by-products. Fibreglass, on the other hand, is made from quartz, occurring naturally as sand and rocks. The production and disposal of copper wire has a negative environmental impact more than 10’000 times larger than the production and disposal of fibre optic cable.
The main benefit of using less electricity by using a fibre network is reducing carbon dioxide emissions, a key contributor to the Greenhouse Effect, which is warming the earth at an alarming rate. Widespread adoption of fibre internet in Switzerland could result in an incremental reduction of more than 3 million tons of greenhouse gas per year.
Another way to reduce greenhouse gas emission is through telecommuting. This however requires both download and upload speeds at a sufficient rate. Copper upload and download speeds are often inadequate. Only fibre offers symmetrical speeds so you can upload and download your work just as quickly as if you were in the office, making telecommuting easier than ever and leading to less busy roads.
Thanks to fibre glass there will be an enormous reduction in CO2 emissions helping the environment, helping people and helping animals in a very positive manner.