Network cable installation

When installing physical network cable, whether twisted-pair, coaxial, or fiber-optic, there are considerations and practices that, if followed, can help to ensure an intact and fully functioning cable plant.

Each type of cable medium has its own special handling requirements and guidelines for proper installation. These address cabling issues that can occur because of improper installation, such as interference, cable damage, and signal loss. The following sections identify the considerations, practices, and guidelines for successfully installing each cable type.

There are certain installation guidelines specific to the copper twisted-pair and coaxial cabling, regarding cable placement, cable bundling, and cable ...

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