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Thread: 50 pair CAT 5e vs (2) 25 pair CAT 5e

  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadfly56 View Post
    50 pair direct burial Cat 5e is about $20/ft from what I can see on the 'net. Pricey stuff.
    Unless the client really needs separate conductors, doing the data side with fiber and a couple of switches is probably cheaper (and more reliable if the distances are getting up there).

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    Quote Originally Posted by zbang View Post
    Unless the client really needs separate conductors, doing the data side with fiber and a couple of switches is probably cheaper (and more reliable if the distances are getting up there).

    Remember that no matter how good the cable quality, CAT5e and even CAT6 are only rated for up to 100m length.

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