Technology is always evolving and growing, but one thing that has jumped ahead and has remained a solid choice is Cat 6 wiring. More and more businesses and even residential projects in Des Plaines, IL, Wood Dale, IL, Itasca, IL, Barlett, IL, Elmhurst, IL, Elk Grove Village, and the surrounding areas are opting to go with Cat 6 wiring instead of other options. Our team at Network Technology Innovations have been pulling wires for years and we have run our fair share of Cat 6 wiring in hundreds of different buildings and projects. There are several good reasons why Cat 6 wiring has become the go-to standard for cabling in a variety of applications. Contact us today to learn more about installing Cat 6 wiring in your building.
Why Use Cat 6 Wiring
Of course, Cat 6 wiring is a bit more costly than Cat 5e wiring, but it makes up for this with the ability to carry more data. With the capacity of Cat 6 wiring, it will be the default cabling option for many years to come. This wiring choice also features better protection against attenuation as well as crosstalk than previous/lower wiring options.
Cat 6 wiring is capable of handling up to 10Gbps, or gigabits per second. Because there are very few devices that need this high of capacity, this is why Cat 6 wiring is often cited as future-proofing a property because it will be many years before this capacity is exceeded routinely where new, faster wiring would be required.
Cat 6 wiring is also backward compatible so that even if your current hardware isn’t as fast as what Cat 6 can handle, the wiring can handle the lower speeds just fine. When you do install new hardware that can operate at faster speeds, your wiring is already in place, so you don’t need to run new wiring. Older categories of cabling are either just reaching their maximum capacity or are already outdated because they cannot handle that much data and are the slow link in a network.
Cat 6 Wiring Is a Worthwhile Investment
Whether you are retrofitting an existing building or working with a new construction in Des Plaines, IL, Wood Dale, IL, Itasca, IL, Barlett, IL, Elmhurst, IL, Elk Grove Village, or the surrounding areas, it makes a lot of sense to use Cat 6 wiring. The increased cost is negligible over Cat 5e wiring, it is just as easy to use, utilizes the same RJ45 jacks the older wiring uses, and will be in place for many years to come. Our team at Network Technology Innovations can help explain how it is the right way to go for your specific situation, just contact us today to learn more and get your questions answered.