Ethernet continues to be the disruptive networking technology. Jonathan Thatcher, chair of the IEEE P802.3ae, 10 Gigabit Ethernet Task Force, will cover Ethernet, with a focus on the future of this disruptive technology. Mr. Thatcher will briefly review the history of networking and Eth-ernet, and discuss how the changes occurring in the networking space may require that we rethink traditional, area-based terms for various network topologies. He will discuss the new markets and opportunities Ethernet creates. A technical update on Ethernet standards, including Gigabit, 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and Ethernet First Mile will also be given.

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