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Re: fiber

Generally you just use fiber on your backbone or high traffic areas and cat5 the rest of the network. Fiber is expensive, fragile and requires skilled personnel to install correctly. I remember sitting for almost an hour once watching this guy carefully strip, clean and polish a section of fiber. You should do some testing on your network to see if you actually need anything more than 100mbps before you commit. I dunno, that's just my experience with it.

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Can someone comment here on reasons to use fiber for network cable now
instead of old style standard cat5 cable?
I see lots of fiber equipment out there but 100mbps is 100mbps right?
Is fiber economical when you get into over 100mbps situations?

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