Gig-E not a copper hand off??

Kenneth Burgener kenneth at
Wed Feb 18 16:58:05 MST 2009

If one has the following line written in a contract with a data center, 
what would this indicate to you?

  Bandwidth:  100mbps (burstable to 1Gbps)
  Type of Connection:  Gig-E

To me this would indicate I would have a copper Gigabit Ethernet hand 
off.  Would you think differently?

If you arrived at the data center, on the day of installation, and found 
that you were only provided a Single Mode 1310nm Fiber Connector, would 
you be surprised, or does Gig-E somehow translate to a fiber hand off?  
Please educate me if I am somehow misinformed.


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