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Ask the Expert - Cat5e vs Cat6 Cable

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Ask the Expert - Cat5e vs Cat6 Cable

Your ethernet cable is your lifeline to the internet. When installing new cable for a commercial or residential property, knowing the difference between the two can save you time and money. While Cat5e is the most common type of cabling used today, if your application requires more bandwidth and/or longer cable runs, Cat6 may be the right option for your application. Check out our Ask The Expert video to learn the differences.

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Published January 04, 2018
Dave Kang, Network Security and Info Solutions Specialist
Dave Kang has spent the last 13 years working in multiple aspects of Information Technology after graduating from Penn State University. He has held roles in Help Desk Support, Network Administration, Systems Administration, and leadership roles such as Director of Information Systems. His experience lies primarily in infrastructure design and management – both physical and virtual - working closely with vendors such as Cisco, VMware, EMC, Microsoft Azure, and Check Point. Dave is a Cisco Certified Industrial Networking Specialist working at Rumsey Electric, as the Networking, Security & Information Solutions Specialist. The role helps bridge the gap between IT and OT networks and operates as a liaison between the disparate networks in pursuit of the ‘Connected Enterprise’.