[LINK] Copper is here to stay

David Boxall david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Fri Nov 28 16:29:50 AEDT 2008

While we're on the subject:
> Traditional copper wires will not be replaced in the foreseeable
> future, despite the much-hyped implementation of fibre and the
> progress of wireless technologies such as WiMax and Long Term
> Evolution.

> ... there are still too many hurdles to making fibre the de facto
> standard from end to end.
> The topic of wireless connectivity also arose during the discussion,
> but it was generally considered that the contention between emerging
> technologies such as WiMax and Long Term Evolution, combined with the
> general instability of the infrastructure, relegates it to the task
> of backup services and access for remote workers.

David Boxall                    |  The more that wise people learn
                                 |  The more they come to appreciate
                                 |  How much they don't know.

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