The most popular copper cable type is Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP). This consists of two unshielded wires that are twisted around each other. Because of its low cost, UTP cabling is used extensively throughout LANs and for telephone connections.
The problem with UTP cabling is it does not offer as high a bandwidth as fiber, nor does it offer protection from interference like coaxial cable or fiber can. If the network operates at 100 Mbps or higher, the general recommendation is to use Cat5 or Cat6 UTP cabling throughout the network environment.
UTP cabling is generally used to connect end . . .
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