Terms Glossary

Attenuation: the gradual loss of intensity of a signal over its medium’s length in a glass fiber used for signals, imperfections and impurities in the glass diminish the signal’s strength see: dispersion and/or bend loss   Bandwidth: The available range of...

NebraskaLink Connects Nebraska

Reliable and fast connectivity, including broadband, plays a significant role in enabling businesses of all sizes to reach a global audience. For small businesses, it can be the difference between success and failure. Nebraska businesses, large and small, are no...

The Difference Between a Bit and a Byte

We all are familiar with bytes. Our phones, laptops, and SD cards are able to house billions of them. In fact, that’s what a Gigabyte is — one billion bytes. And each byte is made up of 8 bits. A bit is the lowest common denominator. It’s the atom to the molecule. The...