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Fast Ethernet

Fast Ethernet is a collective term a number of Ethernet standards that carry traffic at the nominal rate of 100 Mbit/s, against the original Ethernet speed of 10 Mbit/s.

Fast Ethernet is no longer the fastest form of Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet and the new 10 Gigabit Ethernet standards are 10 respectively 100 times faster.

See: 100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 100BASE-FX and IEEE 802.3