Cat5e cabling is sufficient for a variety of residential and commercial applications.
It is sometimes believed that you must choose between the cost savings of using Cat5e cabling or the improved capabilities that Cat6 cabling has to offer. The reality is that not everyone has the technical specifications to demand the benefits that Cat6 provides and the added cost may not be necessary for your Hickory, North Carolina business. At Network Connections, we always look at all the facts before we make a recommendation on cabling. We look at what you are trying to accomplish, both for today’s needs and your future plans, and base our recommendation on what best fits your business and your budget.
Generally speaking, if you don’t need or plan to need both the ultimate in internet speed and internal speed throughout your network, Cat5e cabling is generally sufficient. In addition, if your needs do change in the years ahead, it isn’t difficult to perform an upgrade of the cabling at that time. It is important to note that you should take care that you don’t work with a company that uses Cat5 cabling instead of Cat5e cabling. That little “e” is very important. It stands for “enhanced,” and provides as much as 10 times the speed and can handle longer distances without being impacted by interference, referred to as crosstalk.
You can always count on us to offer not only the best type of cabling for your residential or commercial needs but install it with care and attention. With two decades of experience, we can implement solutions that will help you conduct business in today’s high-tech environment. Reach out today with any questions you might have.