1. Fiber optic cabling can provide extremely high bandwidths in the range from 100 mbps to 2 gigabits because light has a much higher frequency than electricity. 2. The number of nodes which a fiber optic can support does not depend on its length but on the hub or hubs that connect cables together. 3. Fiber optic cable has much lower attenuation and can carry signal to longer distances without using amplifiers and repeaters in between. 4. Fiber optic cable is not attached by EMI effects and can be used in area where high voltages are passing by. 5. The cost of fiber optic cable is more compared to twisted pair and co-axial. 6. The installation of fiber optic cables is difficult and tedious.