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Q: What is Catgory 6?

A: Category 6 is part of the ANSI/TIA 568-C family of standards. Category 6 is used to describe a performance level given to cables and connective hardware that exceed the physical and electrical parameters defined in the ANSI/TIA standard. Electrical performance is characterized from 1 to 250 MHz. Electrical parameters include Insertion Loss, Return Loss, NEXT, PSNEXT, ACRF, PSACRF. Category 6 is ideally suited to accommodate Gigabit Ethernet. Category 6 offers higher performance than Category 5e.

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