Ok, so, my simplified understanding of fiber optics is that light is sent down the cable and it rebounds off the sides to end up at its destination. Which got me thinking, if it has to bounce more times (and having a shorter travel between each bounce), does the light (data) take longer to get to the other end of the cable? Like this:
A part of me is saying no, because it's still the same distance to travel and bouncing doesn't take up any time, but another part of me is saying yes because the light will have further to travel the more times it bounces, and thus will take longer to get to its destination. I'm swaying towards it taking more time.