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Cables - Cat 6 Cable

Category 6 cable (CAT6) is a data transmission cable for computer networks. It has 8 wires, twisted together to form 4 pairs. Each wire pair has a different twist rate to reduce cable noise known as crosstalk. Compared to CAT5 cable, CAT6 must meet more stringent requirements for crosstalk suppression as specified by the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). This is typically accomplished by using a thicker wire insulator than that found in CAT5. CAT6 is rated to data transmission frequencies of up to 250MHz. It is backwards compatible with CAT5 and CAT5e.