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A vital structure to your network cabling that is the medium which carries your information through out your organization. 

Structured cabling is a cabling an infrastructure that provides an organized, standardized approach to cabling. Choosing the right structured cabling solution can have a significant impact on a range of issues, including data transmission speed, network performance, power consumption, cost and more.

You need a dependable, scalable, and high performance network to ensure that you are able to meet the demands of your customers. We design solutions that provide you a seamless foundation for your information. From data centers, offices, and commerical buildings for data and voice communications (VOIP) using Category 6 (Cat6 ), and fiber optics.

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The design and installation of a cabling system are critical to supporting multiple hardware uses. Usually, structured cabling is defined as building or campus telecommunications cabling infrastructure that serves as the foundation of a communication network. 

Often these network structures are specified by some standards like TIA/EIA-568. These standards provide guidelines for data center design, management, and operation. But typically, structured cabling consists of a number of standardized smaller elements. 

In a structured cabling system, there is a structure created by a series of patch panels and trunks. This method allows for a connection from hardware ports to a patch panel at the top of the rack. Then, that patch panel is connected to another patch panel through a trunk in the Main Distribution Center

Benefits of Structured Cabling

There are numerous benefits to structured cabling, here are some of the big ones:

  • Cost-effective – Structured cabling is an organized and simple cabling system. It can reduce power and maintenance costs, and it avoids spending money on locating and rectifying issues.

  • Reduced risk and downtime – There is a high risk of human error when people manage an unorganized cabling structure. These mistakes can cause flow disruptions and network downtime. Structured cabling is organized and it’s easy to identify, which can help reduce the risk of downtime.

  • Time-saving – Structured cabling is flexible that can accommodate moves, adds, and changes to the system quickly. It saves installation time as well as maintenance time.


With years of experience assisting clients in the Mid West region with their Structured Cabling needs, Porthill Networks has been a dependable cabling contractor at designing and installing high-quality structured cabling systems. With Porthill Networks, you can be confident that your structured cabling installations will be completed quickly and expertly the first time around.

Are you curious in how we can support your business? Get a price for a low voltage installation (or another cabling-related service) from Porthill Networks right away.