The copper alternative

Axner, David
March 2000
Network World;03/20/2000, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p85
Trade Publication
Reports on network executives' option of using ordinary unshielded twisted-pair copper cabling for Gigabit Ethernet switch connections for short distances at half cost of fiber. Aspects of 1000Base-T copper interface standard; Option to connect devices at Gigabit Ethernet speeds using ordinary Cat 5 cable; Limitations of using a Cable 5 cabling. INSET: Spec splits gigabit signals..


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