4.3.3 Check Your Understanding – Coaxial and Fiber-Optic Cabling Answers

1. Which of the following is an advantage of coaxial cable compared to UTP?

  • easier to install
  • less expensive
  • improved data carrying characteristics
  • easier to troubleshoot

Explanation: Coaxial cabling is physically harder to install, more expensive, and harder to troubleshoot.

2. Which type of cabling is immune to RFI and EFI?

  • coaxial
  • UTP
  • STP
  • fiber-optic

Explanation: Fiber-optic cable is constructed of either glass or plastic which means that it is immune to EMI and RFI, and is suitable for installation in environments where interference is a problem.

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