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Network Cabling Paper: Compare and contrast cat. 6 unshielded twisted pair (UTP), coaxial, and single mode fiber optic cabling types. Describe one or two of the advantages and disadvantages associated with using each cable type for a business’s network infrastructure. The paper must associate these parameters with the advantages and disadvantages: (a) cost per foot or meter; (b) termination/installation cost; (c) bandwidth; (d) cable length/transmission distance; (e) end point devices (i.e., workstation, wireless access point, switch, router, server, SAN, etc.); (f) use – in-building horizontal or vertical; and (g) conversion or interface equipment.
Required Section Headings:
Introduction
Cat 6 to Coaxial Comparison
Cat 6 to Fiber Optic Comparison
Coaxial to Fiber Optic Comparison
Summary/Conclusion
Remember to support your statements with factual information (i.e., attribution/citations).
The paper must following the formatting guidelines in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020), (7th ed.), and contain, at least, three scholarly/peer-reviewed references, three to five pages of content, and a reference page. In addition, the paper will be submitted through the Turnitin originality-checking tool.
Assignment Resource(s):
Horizontal Cabling Costs: Fiber vs. Copper CalculationsLinks to an external site. – All-fiber networks often provide both short- and long-term cost benefits.
The Difference between Fiber Optic Cable, Twisted Pair and Coaxial Cable Links to an external site.
Comparative Study between Fiber Optic and Copper in CommunicationLinks to an external site. – Here is a performance comparison between fiber optics and cable wire in communication.
Chapter 4 – Transmission MediaLinks to an external site. – Transmission media is discussed in Chapter 4.