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Re: [802SEC] Proposed 802.3an news release


I vote DISAPPROVE (I figure I should vote early as my vote doesn't count 
and it has comments) for the following reasons

10GBASE-T does NOT provide "interconnection speeds of 10 gigabytes per second"

The 2nd paragraph needs to be rewritten, it does not serve us well to call 
attention to the CSMA/CD aspect of the MAC for 10G portions of the standard.

Whether or not users get to "to leverage their installed Ethernet ... 
cabling" is arguable and certainly not a dependable or trivial assertion.

I think your quote of "It reflects Ethernet's continual evolution toward 
higher speeds in response to the huge demand for high-bandwidth services, 
such as video-on-demand and ever-increasing data transmission." is somewhat 
off the mark as it implies that the market for this standard is for user 
end connections which is a crock (Reference Network World's recent article 
(which I do have some argument with) that even 1000BASE-T installations are 
a waste of money).

It is not untrue but it is misleading. I believe that it would be more 
constructive to say that it is directed at "data center and leading edge 
end-station applications."

I would rather strip out the Corr 1 portion of the announcement. It should 
go to a completely different audience. Is it our general practice to issue 
press releases for Corrigenda? I wouldn't think so. If it is, it deserves 
its own release so we don't get the messages muddied and the identity 
between the two confused.

I am not wild about the Corr 1 wording either. Has it been agreed upon by 
Steve, David and Mike?

Best regards,


At 11:54 AM 6/19/2006 , Grow, Bob wrote:

We are a little behind the news curve on this one, but I believe it is
still appropriate to issue an IEEE press release on the approval of

I move that the EC approve the attached press release.

I look for a second to the above motion and request that no votes be
cast until Paul designates who will conduct the ballot and its duration
(hopefully a short one).

--Bob Grow

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