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Old April 15, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Originally Posted by supaflyx3 View Post
Because 700ft of fibre would cost 10s of thousands of dollars to lay and get it running. Although you could start up your own ISP.
Really? I didn't think the actual fibre optic cable compared to CAT6 was THAT much more. I know the terminating equipment will be more costly though.

I just shudder at the idea of a 700ft run of copper cabling. If you must stick to it, definitely go with a solution designed to repeat Ethernet signals cleanly. Just throwing some switches in probably isn't the best idea, though technically it should work. It's just that switches don't really do anything to "restore" data so you'll likely end up with a fair bit of packet loss, especially if it's stormy outside.
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