A home network is a tremendously useful, in-demand feature that presents exceptional value to the homebuyer. As
such, pre-wiring is becoming the standard in new homes and other residential buildings being built today.
strongly recommends their standards be followed when new homes or residential buildings and or renovations of residential
buildings are done. The TIA/EIA spell out what the minimum wiring standards should be to take advantage of today’s technologies
Vast Metro Communications specializes in the proper installation of telephone / Data / CATV / Satellite / and broadband
Internet cabling and distribution equipment. We ensure that installation meets or exceeds codes and standards, as well
as the client’s requirements.
TIA/EIA lays out two different types of residential outlets in the home, Grade
1 and Grade 2. Learn more about these outlet types below:
Grade 1 Outlet A Grade 1 Outlet consists of a minimum of one Cat 5e twisted
pair cable and 1 RG6 coaxial cable terminated on the same faceplate at multiple locations through the residence.
twisted pair cable could be used for different services, some of which may be a phone, fax or a network cable. (Network cables
in homes can be used for many things, the most common at this time being home networks, which allow multiple family members
to access a high speed internet connection simultaneously, or to share a printer.
The RG6 coaxial cable could be
used for different services also, such as CATV or Satellite.
Grade 2 Outlet A Grade 2 outlet consists of a minimum of two twisted pair cables
and 2 RG6 coaxial cables and possibly fiber optic cables terminated on the same faceplate. Advantages and Details include:
Greater flexibility with your structured cabling
Two or more different services at that location just by
utilizing the two Cat 5e cables
RG6 coaxial cables can be used for additional services such as CATV or Satellite
fiber optic cable “future-proofs” a home. Moreover, the fiber can be left “dark” (un-terminated) until