Fiber optic cables

Discussion in 'Random Topic Center' started by Venusaur, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. Venusaur

    Venusaur New Member

    Why don't we trash all these category 3 and category 5 and coaxial cables, and just wire the whole world with fiber optic cables?
  2. Dek

    Dek New Member

    Category 3? Category 5? Coaxial? Yup, you're talking about computer cables...

    Certain technology is used for computers because it is the only thing that is compatible at the moment.

    Example, Ethernet cable has...
    10BaseT, which uses Twisted pair RJ-45
    10Base2, which uses Coaxial RG 58/59 BNC (British Naval Commection)
    10Base5, which uses Coaxial AUI

    Fiber optic cable have been an potential option for cables so far. However, the main problem, as with any technology, is what ports it would be compatible with. Until they find that out, we're stuck with what we have.
  3. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    Holy crap this is going so far over my head.

    Sorry, I just really had to say that.
  4. sdp

    sdp New Member


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