CAT6 is the sixth generation of twisted pair Ethernet cables, also known as Category 6. It is a cable standard defined by the Electronic Industries Association and Telecommunications Industry Association (commonly known as EIA/TIA). These cables are available from Dueltek Computer Products .
CAT6 Ethernet cables contain four pairs of copper wire and utilise all four cable pairs. The CAT6 Ethernet cables support Gigabit (1000 Mbps) Ethernet communications. Twisted pair cables such as the CAT6 come in two varieties that include solid and stranded. The Solid CAT6 cable supports long runs and works in fixed wiring configurations such as office buildings. The Stranded CAT6 cable is pliable and suitable for short distances or movable cabling such as the patch leads.