Category 6, or Cat6, cable is a must-have for any networking application where a higher bandwidth is called for. Cat6 is the next step up from standard Cat5E cable, and it is a “twisted pair” network cable used for carrying data signals at speeds of up to 550MHz of bandwidth.
FireFold has an extensive inventory of bulk Cat6 cables for every type of networking project. Choose from Cat6 solid cable, Cat6 standard cable, Cat6 shielded cable, Cat6 plenum cable, Cat6 shielded plenum cable, and outdoor Cat6 cable. All cables are made to meet or exceed market standards and are available in numerous color and length options. Bulk cables are sold in boxes or spools that make it easy to use as you install, keeping the cable free of kinks and knots.
For networking installations where the cables might be exposed to erratic movements or harsh weather conditions, solid cables are more ideal. They are simple, yet quite durable and more resistant to threats, though, if your networking installation requires a flexible cable that can withstand an incredible amount of vibrations and flexing without fatiguing, then stranded cables would be more ideal.
If your networking project runs outdoors, consider Cat6 outdoor cable. This cable is built to withstand the destructive forces of the outdoors and the sun’s UV radiation, which helps prevent any significant signal loss. For applications that require cable runs to be buried in wet or weathered areas, then waterproof cable that can be buried is perfect to get the job done.
For networking applications where Plenum Rated network cable is a requirement, then you need plenum cable and shielded plenum cable. Plenum rated Cat6 cable is designed for cable runs being laid in spaces defined as “Air Plenums.” This includes raised flooring systems, air handling ducts, etc.