New FCC Rule Why “Structured Cabling” In the summer of 2000 a new rule from the New technologies like direct broadcast Federal Communications Commission satellite TV, in home data networking, became active. VoIP(Time Warner Cable Phone Service) It requires that all telecommunications need more than the standard telephone wires wiring in new residences be Category 3 or and coax. Special wiring done right can meet better. Category 3 is a cable that includes 2 to the requirements for these new technologies 4 twisted pairs of copper wire enclosed in a and provides the flexibility to support future plastic sheath. Builders are now required to technologies. use this cabling in place of the old 4-wire A wiring system using cables Category 3 and telephone cable. An article in the July 17, preferably Category5 cables for Voice/Data 2000 Nations Building News states "The new jacks and special coaxial cable (RG-6) will FCC requirements will give home owners a meet the communication needs of most basis for making a civil claim against families now and in the foreseeable future. builders or contractors if they experience The key to making this wiring useful now telecommunication problems --- due to and in the future is to wire with a separate noncompliant telephone wiring." This means cable run from a distribution panel to each that, as a minimum, builders will need to outlet. assure that their subs are installing Category The home owner has Two options available 3 cable. for a structured wiring system. . 1. Assemble the system and tools necessary for the wiring system yourself, find the time to research how to do the connection and locate where to buy the cable, tools, and equipment that will be needed. Then the time to do the installation itself, finally if something doesn’t work troubleshoot the system to locate and repair the problem. OR 2. Use a qualified contractor with trained installers. Installing the cables correctly and attaching the connectors properly is critical to the performance of the wiring system and requires special knowledge, skills and tools. Plus a qualified contractor will provide a Warranty for his work just in case a problem comes up. WHY HOME OWNERS NEED What CBI can do for You and COMMUNICATION WIRING Your Home As communications providers deliver ever- Our basic Home Cabling Package higher bandwidth with fiber optics, satellite includes the following: communications, digital subscriber lines, 1 – Distribution Cabinet and other communications offerings, 1 – Video Splitter (8 Port) builders need to give their customers the 1 – Computer Interface Module (8 Port) opportunity to use these advanced 1 – Phone Interface Module (8 Port) technologies. The big drivers for more in- 12 – Cat5e Voice/Data Cable house communications capability are: 6 – RG-6 TV Cables 1 Personal computers and the Internet that All necessary Jacks, Faceplates, need high-speed data connections; Installation, and Testing 2 Telephones, faxes and telephone modems that need high-quality telephone cabling; 3 TV for entertainment that need special video connections; Families with multiple PCs may want to be able to communicate between these computers for a variety of reasons. They may want to share files between computers, download files from several computers to a shared printer, share scanners or other peripheral devices among several computers, and share a single Internet modem among all the computers in the house. Sharing the Internet connection makes a lot of sense if the user has a high speed connection -- either the cable or satellite modem or a digital subscriber line modem. The need to distribute TV signals around the house isn't new, although the numbers of TV sets, in a house may well be increasing, resulting in a need for more coaxial cable outlets. Also the use Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS) TV brings with it a need for a different type of coaxial Chat Brewster, Jr. Inc. cable(RG_6). DBS TV operates in a higher 210 Forest Manor Drive frequency band than cable or broadcast TV. Stokesdale NC 27357 The need for mutipule telephone lines or an 336-427-2937 Office in-house telephone system, for more 336-669-9432 Cell convenante communication. email@example.com Chat Brewster President Give CBI a call and we will be glad to explain in more detail the advantages of Structured Cabling for New Home Construction, and how we can help.
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