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Fibre Channel over Ethernet, GPON rising

8/29/2011 05:44 PM EDT
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LarryM99
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re: Fibre Channel over Ethernet, GPON rising
LarryM99   8/30/2011 8:15:25 PM
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In some arenas that is already happening. I think the telco copper has just about reached the point of diminishing returns, but local Ethernet copper still has a lot of life left in it. Most cable companies already have fiber at least to the local junction, if not to everyone's street. I went to Gbit copper a few years ago for my home backbone, and it has lasted longer than I would have expected. Larry M.

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Duane Benson   8/30/2011 6:16:13 PM
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One of these days, fiber will replace copper in local networks. That's inevitable. Still, it amazes me how much mileage we have gotten out of ordinary copper wire. I've been reading about how we've reached the limits of data transmission with copper for more than a decade.

LarryM99
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LarryM99   8/30/2011 5:46:13 PM
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I'd love to see 10 Gbit pricing driven down to the point where I can use it as the backbone for my home network. I figure that this is going to happen on fiber, and probably based on Ethernet over it. It sounds like this is a step in that path. Larry M.

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goafrit   8/29/2011 9:01:55 PM
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Wow. There is no day dreaming in this industry. Guys are inventing and pushing ideas. I hope this makes internet access affordable in the developing world.

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Kinnar   8/29/2011 7:48:35 PM
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The acceptance and the popularity of Ethernet will leave behind the FCoE, lets see what happens in the future.

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