Ethernet is a packet based transmission protocol, and the most widely installed Local Area Network (LAN) technology. Ethernet is also used in wireless LANs. It can be provided on twisted copper pairs, coaxial cable, wireless, or fiber cable. Ethernet is the common name for the IEEE 802.3 industry specification and it is often characterized by its data transmission rate and type of transmission medium (e.g., twisted pair & fiber). Ethernet services are a cost-effective and reliable way to scale and support voice, data, and video convergence on a unified network.