When Slower Is Better: Low-Speed Ethernet Access Gains Ground

B. Washburn
B. Washburn

Summary Bullets:

  • Copper-based Ethernet has two primary flavors, with differing characteristics
  • For sourcing copper-based Ethernet, look beyond those making the most noise

Enterprises want Ethernet: easy, cheap, fast Ethernet access into which they can plug, without dealing with leased circuit transport details.  Carrier Ethernet access is easy enough to get at addresses served by fiber.  However, addresses served by copper are also coming online, with two Ethernet flavors: