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Regarding Fiber Optics and Coaxial Cable

  1. Sep 13, 2016 #1
    "limitations/Constraints of Fiber Optics and Coaxial cable for average home user ?"
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2016
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  3. Sep 13, 2016 #2


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    Your question is without context, so my answers will be very general.
    First: If you are asking about the use of store-bought cables with connectors, they are about equal. Only - do not bend them too hard. A 15cm minimum bend radius should do it.
    Second: If you want to buy raw cables and mount the connectors yourself, coaxial cable is fiddly, but not especially difficult to handle. Fiber optics - forget it. You need very expensive tools to splice it or to mount connectors.
  4. Sep 13, 2016 #3


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    Is this question for your schoolwork?
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