May 13, 2015

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The Broadband Wiring Your New York Business Desperately Needs

How important are the wires in your building? Most people vastly underestimate the value of structured cabling infrastructure that provides round-the-clock access to broadband capabilities. Between the external cabling, the internal network devices and the miles of voice and data lines in the walls, ceilings and floors, a tremendous amount of infrastructure goes in to providing broadband capabilities to every modern building.

External Cabling
There are a many options for bringing broadband internet access into your building. You can use buried cable, elevated aerial cable or ducted cable, sometimes even wireless transmission through free-space optics. Buried cable is perhaps the most advantages and reliable option.

Buried cable is more environmentally sound, more aesthetically pleasing, and offers significantly better protection from disruption from the environmental elements and other potential damage, especially when it is encased and reinforced through various protective mediums (like cement, metal and plastic). The main disadvantage of buried cabling is the inevitability of limited space. Wireless transmission through free-space optics offers a unique delivery medium for broadband capabilities but the caveat for the low cost and high speed is that it’s is vulnerable to disruption by the elements.

Aerial cable is generally cheaper than underground cabling and it has the advantage of allowing you to perform maintenance or switch cables relatively easily. The disadvantages are that elevated aerial cable is rather unsightly and it’s very exposed to the elements, therefore easily to damage. Ducted cable is the easiest and cheapest to install, as it basically just rests above the ground in a simple duct system. It does offer some protection from the elements, but it is still more exposed than buried cable and therefore less reliable.

Internal Wireless Network Cabling
The term “Wireless network” is very popular these days, and it’s also a bit of a misnomer. Even though you may not need a wire to connect your computer or smart phone to the network, the wireless routers that create the wireless network signal have to be wired to a modem, a server, a switch or some other device connected to the external broadband cabling. This means that in a large building, there is almost always some form of physical broadband wiring on every floor just to provide the wireless signal.

Voice and Data Lines
Even in this wireless age, sometimes it’s easier and more effective to keep the physical wire as the primary broadband connection for some devices. Telephones, for instance, are still hardwired more often than not in a business environment. Desktop computers also often use a physical network connection through broadband wiring in an office, particularly if they require high speed data transfers. Servers, fax machines and printers are also generally tethered to the network though actual wires and cables, and for good reason.

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