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Transmission media that may be used in communications. Illustrate your essay with specific examples.

A transmission medium refers to any material that can propagate waves or energy. In a communication context, it can be defined as the physical means that enables the transfer of information.

Transmission media can be classified as guided or unguided (Kularatna and Dias, 2004).

Other emerging applications include provisioning of Internet backbones where terrestrial facilities cannot handle the traffic load, telemedicine, distance learning and remote imaging.

As presented in this report, different transmission media find application in different areas, with some overlaps among them. The choice of which media to use for deployment of any planned system thus depends on the intended application as well as the financial resources available.

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