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The Benefits of Retiring Copper Today

Fiber optic cable has been deployed for decades, first in the core of the world’s networks, and then to individual homes, businesses, and wireless cell sites. Over this time, fiber has gained a well-earned reputation for superior performance and reliability versus copper-based and wireless communications media, such that fiber is the literal backbone of most global communications networks, regardless of last-mile type – coax/cable, copper, cellular, and fixed wireless. This paper goes over the benefits related to the retirement of copper.