We at Network Connections have been installing fiber optic cables for many years, and we strive to keep up with the latest advances so we can offer all our clients the best service. Fiber optic cables have come a long way since they were first introduced, and using the latest cables will give you the fastest, strongest connection.
In this article, our team will focus on Cat6 cabling. Keep reading to learn a few of the benefits Cat6 cabling has to offer and why we recommend it.
- More Bandwidth and Faster Speed– Compared to its predecessors, Cat4 and Cat5, Cat6 cabling offers superior bandwidth and data transfer speed. This means a Cat6 network can send more information faster than networks made of older cables. If you want to be able to send large amounts of data as quickly as possible, Cat6 cabling is a great choice.
- Resistance to Interference – Another benefit of Cat6 cabling is its greater ability to resist signal interference. This means you won’t get as much crosstalk, which will make your signal much clearer. In addition, Cat6 cables are sturdier and thicker than their Cat5 predecessors, which makes their connection more reliable.
- Backwards Compatibility – A third benefit of Cat6 cabling is its compatibility with older types of cables, including Cat5, Cat4, and Cat3. Cat6 cables use the same RJ-45 standard connector as these previous types, which makes it easy and seamless to swap them in to replace the older cables in your existing network.