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On which of these would you be most likely to find an LC connector?

A) Laptop Ethernet connection

B) Network switch

C) Cable television set-top box

D) Wall-mounted Ethernet connection

E) I have a toolbox filled with letters

The answer: B) Network switch

LC is a fiber network interface, and it is an abbreviation for Lucent Connector, Local Connector, or Little Connector. Because it’s a fiber connection, it’s generally used on infrastructure equipment like switches and routers.

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