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Home > Solutions > Cable Selection Guides > Cat6 Cable Selection Guide

Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP) Cat6 is the most common category 6 data cable. Despite the name, it offers superior data transmission, signal integrity and resistance to RF/EMI due to its tightly wound twisted pair configuration. Shielded (STP) CAT6 cable is used in special applications. Cat6E is a designation used by some manufacturers to show that the cable far surpasses the cat6 requirements. Augmented Cat6A however is a standard, Cat6A cable supports 10G (10xGigabit) ethernet over copper. When Cat5E or Cat6 is specified, use Cat6E for future-proofing at a very low price differential. Cat6A is the most advanced cable reserved for very high performance requirements over copper. Cat6A cable is usually 50% thicker than a typical Cat6 cable.

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Solution DesiredWhere to UseWhen to UseRatingPerformanceRecommendationBenefitsPriceQtyOrder
UTP Cat6 In-wall home cabling, non-plenum installs in shops/restaurantsVoice/Data service feeds and wall outletsCat6 CMR2.4 Gb/secBelden Datatwist 2400Top quality$288.75
UTP Cat6 - valueIn-wall home cabling, non-plenum installs in shops/restaurantsVoice/Data service feeds and wall outletsCat6 CMR600 MHzBrand Alternative Cat6EQuality & low price$289.75
UTP Cat6 PlenumCommercial buildings cabling thru Plenum (Air handling spacesData network backbone/riser, voice/data workstation dropsCat6 CMP550 MHzBelden Datatwist Cat6E PlenumTop quality$449.28
UTP Cat6 Plenum - valueCommercial buildings cabling thru Plenum (Air handling spacesData network backbone/riser, voice/data workstation dropsCat6 CMP550 MHzBrand Alternative Cat6EQuality & low price$0.00
Direct Burial Cat6For outdoor and direct burial applicationsvoice/data ervice feeds, drops from one building to anotherCat6 CMX550 MHzCommscope Flooded Cat6Top quality$399.12
Direct Burial Cat6 - valueCommercial buildings cabling thru Plenum (Air handling spacesData network backbone/riser, voice/data workstation dropsCat6 CMP550 MHzBrand Alternative UV/Outdoor/FloodedQuality & low price$320.45
Cat6 Cable Selection Guide
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