Fat Pipe

See also: Sayings | Network | Bandwidth

A very fast network connection, usually relative to the user, ie. a measure of traffic or bandwidth. The term itself is taken from the idea that a pipe of greater width has a greater capacity. While not a constant with technologies like microwave, fiber optic, and satellite, more connections can be faster and more robust than just one.

The term may be relative to the user. Cable internet might be considered a fat pipe for dial-up users while those used to T1 and T3 networks would consider an OC12 a fat pipe.


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