A coaxial cable is a transmission medium normally consisting
of one central conductor enclosed within a conductive sheath, separated
by a dielectric. Coaxial cable has a much wider
bandwidth than twisted pair cable and can therefore carry high
data rates. Since the signal is confined within the cable,
coaxial cables have low attenuation. Additionally, there is little opportunity
for external noise to intrude into the signal.
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