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Essential Guide to Telecommunications, The, Third Edition by Annabel Z. Dodd

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Media: Wireless, Fiber and Unshielded Twisted Pair Copper

Media (copper, coaxial cable, fiber optics and airwaves) carry voice and data traffic. Characteristics of media have a direct bearing on the speed, accuracy and distance at which traffic can be carried. For example, thin copper lines carry data more slowly than thicker, higher quality copper. Fiber carries vastly more traffic than copper. It is used for high-speed Internet and public switched telephone networks.

Unshielded twisted pair (copper) is the most prevalent medium used to link computers to corporate printers and applications. It also is used to connect telephones to PBXs and key systems. Fiber in enterprise sites is generally used in high-traffic areas such as connections between ...

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