Will copper always be the networking standard?

There have been two popular posts on this blog about copper cabling that got me thinking about the future of this medium for networking. The first was a good refresher from Jack Wallen on how to create your own CAT-5 cables, and the other was Michael Kassner’s detailed information on how twisted pair cabling works. All of this is really good stuff, but I posed a question of why are we still using copper networking effectively the same as we have since the early 1990s?

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Check out my pros and cons as well as an engaging discussion about this topic at TechRepublic.

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