The Undisputed Mastery of Optical Fibers in Communication
Optical fibers are now the undisputed best materials for wired communication. Copper and any other electrical communication material has been pushed from the spotlight and replaced by fiber optic technology for a vast number of reasons. It is not only the novelty of the technology, but also its multitude of technical advances over copper wiring. Copper wiring can still be useful in many applications, but fiber optic technology is very quickly taking over the field.