|Network cabling supports worldwide electronic communications (such as by computer, fax, phone, or fax), allowing organizations, corporations, and individuals to exchange informations by both voice and data, including multimedia. With cabling cost decreasing while quality and performance increase, and with the continued growth of network including the Internet, the demand for premise wiring and the number of cabling jobs will also continued to increase over time.
Along with this increased demand, there is increased responsibility when working with cabling. There are a number of logistical, technical, and legal guidelines relating to safety and other issues. Those in the cabling proffesion must have both technical knowledge and the ability to handle those parts of the job that require manual labor.
The quality of a network's performance is a combination of the characteristics of the cable used and skill with which the cable is installed. Significant effort has been made in establishing standards that govern how each type of cabling should be implemented to ensure that the cabling provides years of service for clients and creates a network infrastructure that will support several generations of hardware.When doing an installation, one should always plan for future bandwidth, throughput, and technological needs.
*source : Network Cabling Illuminated, by :Robert Shimonski, Richard T. Steiner, Sean M. Sheedy