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What distance will my fiber optic cable carry a signal?

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Fiber Optic cable will transmit digital data from just 1m to 100's of miles. This chart gives you a rough idea of the distance and the data speeds that are expected from MM 62.5 and MM 50.

Category Minimum modal bandwidth
850 nm / 1310 nm 
100 Mb Ethernet 100BASE-FX 1 Gb (1000 Mb) Ethernet 1000BASE-SX 10 Gb Ethernet 10GBASE-SR 40 Gb Ethernet 100 Gb Ethernet
OM1 (62.5/125) 200 / 500 MHzkm up to 2000 meters (FX) 275 meters (SX) 33 meters (SR) Not supported Not supported
OM2 (50/125) 500 / - MHzkm up to 2000 meters (FX) 550 meters (SX) 82 meters (SR) Not supported Not supported
OM3 (50/125) *Laser Optimized* 1500 / 2000 MHzkm up to 2000 meters (FX) 550 meters (SX) 300 meters (SR) 100 meters 330 meters QSFP+ eSR4 100 meters
OM4 (50/125) *Laser Optimized* 3500 / 4700 MHzkm up to 2000 meters (FX) 1000 meters (SX) 400 meters (SR) 150 meters 550 meters QSFP+ eSR4 150 meters

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