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Ethernet is the most common set of standards for wired connections in local area networks.

Ethernet is the most common set of standards for wired connections in local area networks.

Originally designed in the 1970s, Ethernet had a data rate of 10 megabits per second. Later, Ethernet was extended to support rates of 100 megabits/second, 1 gigabit/second, 10 gigabits/second and 100 gigabits/second.

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