[Q] Is Coaxial Cable faster than CAT 5 Cable?
[A] Not at all. In order to understand the answer to this question,
you must first understand the history of the cable itself. Cat
5 Cable originally was designed to handle data transmission
speeds of 10 Megabits Per Second. This is the same speed that
coaxial cable operates at. Improvements in the construction
of CAT 5 Cable, and the further development of twisted pair
cabling that has given way to CAT 5e, CAT 6, and
many other types of cable has allowed twisted pair cabling to
operate at much higher speeds than coaxial cable.
5 Cable has other specific advantages as well. The cost
of twisted pair cabling is much cheaper in most cases than using
a coaxial cable. CAT 5 Cable also weighs much less than coaxial
cable, and is therefore easier to use in certain installation
applications. Continued development of twisted pair cable will
allow for even higher transmission speeds in the years to come.
CAT 5 Cable is used in applications where computers are joined
together on a network. There are also a great deal of installations
involving home networks, or at the very least, the sharing of
a broadband internet connection between diferent computers in
a home or office. All of these installations can be easily and
efficiently handled by the use of CAT 5 Cable. It is an effective
and inexpensive means to create a reliable network.
5 Cable Company provides CAT 5 and CAT 5e patch and crossover cables for all networking aplications in
9 colors, and any custom length. Hand assembled and 100% tested
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