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Ethernet, Metro Ethernet, EoC, FastE, GigE Facts and Info
Ethernet was developed around the 1970s by Xerox Corporation by an experimental coaxial cable network to transmit data up to 3 Mbps.
In the 1980s speeds of up to 10 Mbps Ethernet Version 1.0 specification was developed.
3 major influences contributed to the development of Ethernet whose Corporate names are Digital Equipment, Intel and Xerox.
There are 3 standards of Ethernet that are covered by IEEE 802.3 what is commonly known as the CSMA/CD Protocol.
The 3 famous data rates are as follows that operate over optical fiber and twisted pair cables which are 10 Mbps-10Base-T Ethernet, 100 Mbps-Fast Ethernet and 1000 Mbps-Gigabit Ethernet.
GigE stands for Gigabit Ethernet
FastE is short for Fast Ethernet
EoC is an acronym for Ethernet over Copper