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In this assignment you will compare and contrast various network media and then recommend a data communication medium for a specific application. In your paper be sure to:

  1. Compare and contrast transmission speeds, transmission capacity, security, ease of use, appropriate use, and relative expense for each medium including:
    • Coaxial
    • Twisted pair
    • Fiber Optic
    • Satellite
    • Microwave
    • Radio
  2. Recommend and justify a medium for an electronically noisy factory that uses acid to etch metal.

Support your paper with a minimum of five (5) scholarly or technical resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included.

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.

Length: 6 pages not including title and reference pages