Voice and Data Network Cabling 101

For many companies, voice and data are the backbone of their business. If installed incorrectly or not taken care of properly, voice and data network cabling can put business on hold, causing a loss of money and time.

At Hiller, we pride ourselves on keeping your business up-and-running or repairing electrical issues as soon as possible.

Have questions about voice and data network cabling from your business? Here’s a quick rundown of the process. We’ll start with to-dos before we do any installation:

Have you contacted your telecommunications provider? If you are moving your services or setting up a new one, then you’ll need to make sure you get in contact with your telecommunications provider before getting a hold of us. Doing so can ensure that they will be able to coordinate with us on the installation.

How many computers and phone lines will you plan on having? When installing new network cabling, we want to make sure you have enough power and bandwidth to run your operation smoothly. As such, giving us an idea of how many phone lines and computers you’ll need will allow us to figure out how many “drops” (run of cable) we will need to install.

Details about the construction of the building. In order to provide you with the best product available, such as plenum or non-plenum cabling, we will need to know all the specifications of your building ahead of time. That way we don’t run into any unforeseen issues that will set back installation or cause downtime.

Other things we’ll consider include:

Your network bandwidth needs. How many people and workstations you have in your building will determine the bandwidth of your network. It is also a good idea to look ahead into the future and consider questions like, will I be expanding anytime soon and if so, should I install the necessary cabling now?

The work environment. Just exactly what you are doing at work will also help us determine whether we should install Cat5, Cat6, or fiber optic cabling. Factors we’ll consider are where the cabling will be installed and other machines or equipment that will stand beside it.

Your budget. Your budget will also be a huge factor as to what we can and cannot do when it comes to setting up your network. By taking this into consideration we will be able to determine the best options for that will guarantee the high quality possible, without breaking the bank.

If you have any questions about the info above, feel free to contact us! Call us today at (402) 339-0524. Hiller Electric can help you with your installation needs. No job is too big or too small, and we guarantee quality service every time!

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