Data cabling has grown to include multiple options for data transmission over the past two decades. What started with copper-wire phone lines has extended to satellite internet service, coaxial cables, and fiber-optic cables. Coaxial and fiber-optic cables provide the biggest and most lucrative opportunities for internet service providers as well as telecommunications companies. Now that Google has announced its ultra-high speed internet project dealing with fiber-optic cables, the demand for and the drive to provide faster and more efficient service has grown astronomically. Because of these developments in technology it is important to understand the finer points of the different data cabling options.