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Passive Optical Networks (PONs) typically use long-range singlemode fiber to reduce or eliminate intermediate powered switches - this collapses the network into many connections to a single switch stack, and can eliminate the need for power and cooling of network closets, which become patchbays (no active electronics - thus, passive.)

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What is the meaning of the CS and EE abbreviations in these sentences?

They are from Tanenbaum network book: In CS: Bandwidth is the capacity of the media in bits/sec In EE: Bandwidth is the width of the frequency band, measured in Hz
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