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Subject:  Re: Open question: What to put into a new house? Date:  2/26/2004  4:03 PM
Author:  FlyingDiver Number:  46763 of 129258

Here's a good primer on the differences...

http://www.broadbandutopia.com/caandcaco.html


Interesting reference.

The cable is about the same price. Termination components are, I expect, significantly more expensive for Cat-6. So I doubt any homeowner today is going to use them, unless they have a demonstrated need for Cat-6 operation.

You're right - If I was doing new wiring now, the price difference is nominal. But I'd do a little more research on using Cat-5 termination components on Cat-6 cable before I commit.

joe

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