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Phil W

Re: Optical Networking?

I think the only intention of the fibre option is for long runs of cable, hence why the article mentions runs of up to 60 metres.

Fibre has some advantages, not least of which is massively increased range compared to copper. However the one problem it always has is latency, because at the end of the day the devices at each end have to convert photons on fibre to electrons on copper, and that's always going to take time not necessarily huge amounts but why bother unless you really need to.

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