1. Defined by IEEE as the 802.3 standard.
2. Most widely adapted LAN technology.
3. Supports data transfer rates of 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps and 1 Gbps.
Three data rates currently defined for the operation over optical fiber and twisted-pair cables.
10 Mbps - 10Base-T Ethernet
100 Mbps - Fast Ethernet
1000 Mbps - Gigabit Ethernet