Fiber delivers numerous signal transmission benefits over twisted pair, including longer distances, immunity to static electricity and surges, immunity to RF and EM interference, and significantly higher supported signal bandwidths. However, the majority of network-enabled devices don't feature a fiber connection. Most switches, routers, access points, cameras, media players and other network connected devices still rely on traditional twisted pair connections through RJ45 ports. Does that mean you're limited to 100 meter max distances over a cable prone to interference and slow speeds? Thankfully no.
This article explores adapting twisted pair-based devices to fiber optic cabling through the use of SFP modules and media converters.