The categorical, not the ordinal

Which category of copper cable was first to support 100 megabit Ethernet networks?

A) Category 3

B) Category 5

C) Category 5e

D) Category 6

E) Maybe the interval?

The answer: B) Category 5

Category 5 was the first standard to support 100 megabit Ethernet connections.

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