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 Question by Jim Steinmiller posted 25 Feb 2005
 Cat 6
We are going to be running Cat6 cable for the network server through out our office area. At the same time I would like to pull Cat5e for the phone/fax use. Our IT man is making things worse by saying that the two cannot be run side by side. I know not to run any of it near the higher voltage electric, but this seems kind of a waste of time. Can you guide me in the right direction? Also what is the longest run legnth for Cat6?
 Answer by Joseph Golan posted 14 Mar 2005
Dear Jim,

The two can be run together without any ptroblems provided that you follow installation practices.

The longest runs for category 6 (also cat 5e, 5, 4 & 3) is 90 meters or 295 feet.

Joseph Golan, RCDD

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