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Should You Buy Category 7 Ethernet Cables?

Category7 Network Cables

Category 7 patch cables can transfer data at rates up to ten times the speed of Cat6 ethernet cables.

by Vikas Dayal • February 23, 2024

Network Patch Cords, Network Patch Cables, Datacomm Cables, Category 7 Ethernet Cables, Cat5e / Cat6 Cables, Cable Warehouse, Cable Company, New York Cable Company, NY Cable Company


Category 6 network patch cables are the current standard for ethernet connections. However, Category 7 patch cables can transfer data at rates up to ten times the speed of Cat6 ethernet cables. When should you consider buying a Cat7 network patch cable?

With network speeds constantly on the rise, it's hard to keep track of what you an expect for your data management. Singlemode fiber optic patch cables will do the job in some cases, while others call for a more complex multimode fiber cable setup. But there are some situations where a wired network is preferable.

Since their adoption in the 1990s, Category 6 patch cables have become the industry standard network patch cord for modern data network installations. Cat6 cables offer up to twice the speed of Category 5e cables and are gigabit rated, which makes them suitable for POE (Power Over Ethernet) devices - no additional cables needed. Our Datacomm Cat6 and Cat6A cables offer a reliable and secure connection between your devices and your home or office connection for a lower price than fiber optic cable. So what's your best option if you're looking for something somewhere between a fiber optic installation and a standard ethernet connection?

Category7 Network Patch Cables

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Did you know that Cat7 ethernet patch cables are up to ten times faster than Cat6 cables? Cables.com's Category 7 network cables are capable of delivering up to 10 gigabit per second data transfer. This includes data with frequencies of up to 600MHz compared to Cat6's 250MHz. The Datacomm cables available here on Cables.com feature shielded connectors with 50 micron gold plated pins on both ends and consist of four individually shielded pairs inside an overall braided shielded jacket. The connectors are the same you'd find in Cat5e or Cat6 cables, with the key difference being their power and their ability to protect against signal noise and ensure a smooth signal transfer. They're ideal for connecting devices in your home or business to your wired ethernet network, and they're backwards compatible with Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A cables. These cords are available in a variety of lengths between one and one hundred feet and several colors, and you should also remember that you have the option of working with us to order custom cables for your home or business network if you don't see just what you're looking for in our online catalog!

Why Shop Cables.com?

Cables.com is committed to helping you purchase exactly the kind of cable you need for your particular installation - there's no such thing as one size fits all! This means that even if the Cat7 cables listed on our website aren't quite what you need, you can work with us to have a custom cable prepared for your home or office. You may be able to have a unique cable with the color, length, and configuration you're looking for prepared for you. Our Datacomm cables are proudly manufactured here in the US and come with a lifetime guarantee. Whether you're looking for a simple home ethernet cable or something intended for outdoor use, we want you to keep coming back to us for your cables needs. You can even have the option of buying your cable in multiple packs or in bulk depending on how much you require. 

Feel free to contact us using our web form, or by email at sales@cables.com. You can also reach us by phone toll-free at 1-800-372-3725. Our warehouses are located in New York, where we proudly manufacture our Datacomm cables. 

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