Building to Building Link
Onsite we have a small building that is currently linked to the main building using an old 100mb fiber link, cabinet to cabinet is less that 50 meters and there is already a sunken PVC channel. It has been in for years, been moved around, damaged and it's extremely slow even for 100mb. After September the number of users in there will increase to around 15 concurrent, so I want to replace the link.
Question is, for cost and current setup we could only replace it with 1gb fiber. So I was wondering if I was to use Cat5e External Grade LDPE UTP instead on 1gb ports, would I effectively get the same result? From my understanding, fiber would just allow me to go further distances? - Which I don't need. With CAT5 we could then run multiple cables and use port trunking which would allow 2gb.