Stories by David Axner

Gigabit Ethernet Goes on MAN Hunt

Gigabit Ethernet has replaced ATM as the LAN backbone technology of choice among most network professionals, and now the technology is leapfrogging into the metropolitan-area network as the driver behind a new type of IP-based data service that's cheaper and more flexible than SONET-based alternatives.

The Copper Alternative

Network executives now have the option of using ordinary unshielded twisted-pair copper cabling for Gigabit Ethernet switch connections for short distances at half the cost of fiber.