Data Cabling FAQs
Data or network cabling is used to transmit data from one source to another by way of binary electrical communication signals. Data cables can be a twisted pair, coaxial cable, or fibre optic.
There are three main types of data cables using in data/network cabling:
- Twisted pair – mainly used in computer networking and telephony. They are mostly wired using a shielded twisted pair, which helps to reduce the amount of signal degradation from other sources.
- Coaxial cable – often used in older computer networks, and displaced by the twisted pair. Still used today by cable networks for television.
- Fibre optic cable – recommended for fast data connections. Recommended by telecommunication companies to provide fast, reliable, and more secure access to the internet/communications.