1000FT 4 Pair PVC Comtran Corp. Cable. Solid Bare Copper Conductors. Band Marked PVC Insulation. Ripcord for Easy Jacket Stripping. Gray PVC Jacket. Meets CAT3 Electrical Requirements. Used for telephone system wiring, is the mandatory minimum cable specified by the FCC for new home constructions in order to ensure broadband capabilities. Cat 3 cable can be used for network installations, although for this purpose it has been abandoned in favor of higher speeds produced by the newer Category 5e
and Category 6 cable.
Cat 5 e cable is an enhanced version of Cat 5 that adds specifications for far end crosstalk. It was formally defined in 2001 as the TIA/EIA-568-B standard, which no longer recognizes the original Cat 5 specification. Although 1000BASE-T was designed for use with Cat 5 cable, the tighter specifications associated with Cat 5e cable and connectors make it an excellent choice for use with 1000BASE-T.