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How do the prices of the cables compare and are there advantages to each? Can someone...

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kisstopher603 | Valedictorian

Posted September 11, 2013 at 12:04 AM via web

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How do the prices of the cables compare and are there advantages to each?

Can someone help me answer this by looking at basic pricing for 100 feet of:
- Fiber Optic cable (multi mode)
- CAT5 UTP cable
- CAT6 cable

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Kay Morse | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

Posted September 11, 2013 at 9:54 PM (Answer #1)

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100 feet of fiber optic cable, multi mode = 30.48 meters.

Price per meter: $8.69 - $10.69.

Approximately 31 meters = $270 dollars at $8.69 per meter.


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Cat6 CMP Plenum Cable sold by 1000 ft = $200

1000 ft / 10 = $200 / 10 = 100 ft at $20

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Cat6 has the advantage of being cheaper than fiber optic.

Kay Morse

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