Multi-mode fiber patch cable is the type of optical fiber typically used to transmit data across short distances, such as across a college campus or throughout a corporate building. OM1, OM2, OM3, and OM4 fiber cables are, progressively, capable of supporting more bandwidth and/or transmitting data over longer distances. Bulk multi-mode fiber is used as a backbone network infrastructure for its reliability, high carrying capacity, and lower power consumption.