History

  1. History of Coax Cables

    Coax cables are capable of transmitting radio frequency (RF) signals and have served as the backbone of communications technology for decades. From radios to telephones to televisions to computers, coax cable has seen continued use even as the technology it supports continues to evolve. Stretching back over 100 years, the origins of coax cables begin towards the end of the 19th century.

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    Oliver Heaviside, the grandfather of modern coax cable

    1880: The original coax cable was created by English i

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  2. History of Ethernet

    Ethernet cables are used to connect everything with an Internet connection today. Even wireless devices like tablets and smartphones have to connect to other devices like routers that are themselves run off ethernet. While the world wide web did not start booming until the late 90s, ethernet’s origins can be traced back to the 1970s.


    Robert Metcalfe, the engineer who laid the groundwork for the Internet by co-inventing ethernet.


    1974:

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