In Pictures: 20 milestones in Ethernet's first 40 years

Reviewing the highlights of Ethernet's first four decades

Ethernet over unshielded twisted pair cabling -- the kind used on telephone networks in office buildings -- got a boost with the founding of SynOptics in 1985. The company's LattisNet hub, which debuted in 1987, offered a product line to run Ethernet over the existing copper cabling plant in buildings, replacing coaxial cable as the technology medium. LattisNet helped usher in the 1991 10BASE-T standard for running Ethernet over voice-grade copper.

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