What are the typical transmission speed and distance limits for single mode fiber optic cable?
Hi AaronBerlinic,Single mode is much better in many ways. It is the popular mode for longer transmissions. It also gives more bandwidth than multi-mode. So it has also greater speed than multi fiber. Companies usually use it for longer distances to provide the best signal strength like a Homeinternetprovider.com. So it will give you a better experience if you are getting the services in the far away area.
Typical multi-mode links have data rates of 10 Mbit/s to 10 Gbit/s over link lengths of up to 600 meters (2000 feet). Multi-mode fiber has a fairly large core diameter that enables multiple light modes to be propagated and limits the maximum length of a transmission link because of modal dispersion. You might as well ask for sufficient mechanical strenght loads for a help.