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Local Area High Speed Networks by Dr. Sidnie Feit

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Cabling Standards Bodies

The body that rules United States cabling standards is the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) whose parent organization is the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) . Cabling requirements are described in the TIA/EIA-568A Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard, first published in 1991. This standard has been updated on a regular basis.

A Canadian equivalent of this U.S. standard is called CSA T529 . The ISO/IEC 11801 standards are followed in Europe and in many other parts of the world. These standards are based partly on TIA/EIA specifications and partly on standards that reflect special European conditions.

A number of organizations influence cabling standards, including the IEEE 803 committee, ...

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