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Coax LANs prevail

Library Systems Newsletter [May 1987]

According to Communications Week, April 20 issue, even though there has been a great deal of excitement about fiber optic technology, most LANs (local area networks) continue to rely on coaxial cable as the data transmission medium. Over 81 percent of all new installations in 1986 used coax, while only 4 percent used fiber optics. Twisted pairs of copper wires were used in 15 percent of new installations. The continued popularity of coax is attributable to its lower cost (for all but the highest capacity installations) and greater ease of installation.

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Publication Year:1987
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Library Systems Newsletter
Publication Info:Volume 7 Number 05
Issue:May 1987
Publisher:American Library Association
Place of Publication:Chicago, IL
Notes:Howard S. White, Editor-in-Chief; Richard W. Boss, Contributing Editor
Subject: Local area networks
Record Number:4311
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Date Created:0000-00-00 00:00:00