The table below is reproduced from our informative Standards Reference Guide. The table notes the maximum supportable distances for balanced twisted-pair cabling by application, which includes horizontal and backbone cabling (application-specific).

Twisted-Pair Cabling Lengths

Application

Media

Length m (ft.)

Ethernet 10BASE-T

Ethernet 100BASE-TX

Ethernet 1000BASE-T

Ethernet 10GBASE-T

ADSL

VDSL

Analog phone

Fax

ATM 25.6

ATM 51.84

ATM 155.52

ATM 1.2G

ISDN BRI 

ISDN PRI


Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 5e, 6, 6A

Category 5e, 6, 6A

Category 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 5e, 6, 6A

Category 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

Category 3, 5e, 6, 6A

100 (328)

100 (328)

100 (328)

100 (328)

5,000 (16,404)*

5,000 (16,404)**

800 (2,625)

5,000 (16,404)

100 (328)

100 (328)

100 (328)

100 (328)

5,000 (16,404)***

5,000 (16,404)****

* 1.5 Mbps to 9 Mbps

** 1,500 m (4,900 ft.) for 12.9 Mbps; 300 m (1,000 ft.) for 52.8 Mbps

*** 128 kbps

**** 1.472 Mbps

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