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Standard-Specified Distances and Speeds

NETWORK TOPOLOGY THROUGHPUT SPEED SINGLE-MODE FIBER DISTANCE MULTIMODE FIBER DISTANCE
Ethernet 10Mbps (Megabits/sec.) 25,000M (Meters) 2,000M
Fast Ethernet 100Mbps 20,000M 2,000M
Gigabit Ethernet 1Gbps (Gigabits/sec) 5,000M 220M
ATM 155Mbps 5,000M to 40,000M 2,000M
ATM 622Mbps 5,000M to 40,000M 500M
FDDI 100Mbps 20,000M 2,000M

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Author: Patrick G. Koehler
Source: PC-Week, "Netweek," April 20, 1998, page 91 (Standard Specified Speeds)
Date of last revision: 17 December 2001