Structured Cabling

Structured cabling is building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that consists of a number of standardized smaller elements (hence structured) called subsystems. In its simplest terms it is the cabling that makes all of your systems work. Your Computer network, Telephone system, VoIP system, Alarm system, Fire system and so on.

Copper Cabling

By spending twenty to twenty-five percent more up front and upgrading from Category 5e cable to Category 6, I increased my bandwidth from 100 MHz to 250 MHz This allowed me to run my VoIP system and my data network over the same cable and not have to have two separate cables.

Whether you are installing a Digital telephone, Alarm system, Desktop computer, VoIP telephone or a Server for your data network, you need to know what cable needs to be installed. There are four primary things you need to know to help you decide what type of cable to install:

  1. What is being connected to the cable.
  2. How fast does the data need to travel over the cable.
  3. What type of environment is the cable being installed in.
  4. How long do I plan on keeping this cable installed.

Fiber Optic Cabling

When looking at Fiber Optic Cable, many of the same rule as copper apply to fiber. While fiber is also used to transmitting information just like copper, fiber can handle a much larger amount of information in a smaller space and over a greater distance than copper can.

While both Copper and Fiber Optic cable are used for most of the networked type installations, it is always recommended that you consult with a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) before starting any structured cabling installation to insure to best cable for the type of job is installed.

Clean Installations

Clean, properly labeled installations make for an easily managed network. Foothills NetCom, Inc. offers installations with warranties from 1 year to 25 years.


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