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Frequently Asked Questions

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Question:

Is there any advantage to installing Cat 5e or Cat 6 for my phone system?

Answer: Having Cat 5e or 6 installed for both your data and phones offers you the flexibility to use your phone jacks as network jacks in the future (assuming you have the cables terminated onto a patch panel). If you use Cat 3 for your phones then your future use of those cables will be pretty much limited to that purpose. Note that while the price differential between Cat 3 and Cat 5e/6 is getting slimmer the one disadvantage is still that a Cat 5e or 6 installation will still be more expensive.
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