why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

Brandt, Ralph ralph.brandt at pateam.com
Thu Dec 20 19:10:13 UTC 2012

Because MA Bell is still alive and well and they still use them.  They
have divine right to provide phone service, didn't you know?

Ralph Brandt

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Thomas [mailto:mike at mtcc.com] 
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2012 1:20 PM
To: NANOG list
Subject: why haven't ethernet connectors changed?

I was looking at a Raspberry Pi board and was struck with how large the
connector is in comparison to the board as a whole. It strikes me:
connectors haven't changed that I'm aware in pretty much 25 years. Every
cable has changed several times in that time frame. I imaging that if
cared, ethernet cables could be many times smaller. Looking at wiring
etc, it seems like it might be a big win for density too.

So why, oh why, nanog the omniscient do we still use rj45's?


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