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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Dave Kang has spent over 13 years working in multiple aspects of Information Technology after graduating from Penn State University. His experience is in infrastructure design and management, business continuity and disaster recovery working closely with vendors such as Cisco, VMware, EMC, Microsoft Azure, and Check Point.
Dave is a Cisco Certified Networking Associate who joined the Rumsey Automation Systems Group as an Industrial Networking & Security Specialist. For several years now, he has helped bridge the gap supporting both IT and OT technologies, analyzed the consequences of Ethernet on the Plant Floor, and determined how IT and OT networks differ and how the strengths of both can be harnessed. He operates as a consulting liaison between the disparate networks in pursuit of the Connected Enterprise.