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...

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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Karyth Cara | College Teacher | (Level 1) Senior Educator

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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 CableĀ 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.

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