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Information Network Cabling


Cable is the medium through which information usually moves from one network device to another. The Network Cabling Technician constructs the infrastructure of all the telecommunication networks such as those for Wide Area Networks (WAN), Local Area Networks (LAN), and Cable TV (CATV).

Understanding the characteristics of different types of cable and how they relate to other aspects of a network is necessary for the development of a successful network.
This work is highly technical and requires detailed specialized knowledge in order to independently design and install networks that meet clients’ needs and conforms to recognized industry standards. The technician will create the foundation which is the basis for the network, install cables appropriate for the intended use, maintain, test, and commission the network.

The technician/installer may work for either a telecommunications or a communications network
company. He or she will install network cabling for businesses both large and small or for domestic users, for services such as cable TV, telephone, and broadband installations.