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High Speed Network Applications and Implications for Fiberoptic and Copper Connections

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Author(s)

D R. Collins, John K. Antonishek, Sean K. Sell, Alan Mink

Abstract

We present an analysis of the current tradeoffs between using copper wire versus fiberoptic cable for rewiring buildings at NIST for data communications to the desk-top. We consider tradeoffs from two different viewpoints: (a) the cost of installing and maintaining the wiring, and (b) the computer imposed limitations on the use of the wiring. These findings substantiate our decision to use copper wiring.
Citation
- 6536
Report Number
6536

Keywords

building rewire, communication latency, copper, fiberoptic, high-speed network

Citation

Collins, D. , Antonishek, J. , Sell, S. and Mink, A. (2000), High Speed Network Applications and Implications for Fiberoptic and Copper Connections, - 6536, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created June 1, 2000, Updated October 16, 2008