Residential cabling refers to the infrastructure providing IT services such as voice, data, video, home automation systems, environmental control, security, audio, television, sensors, alarms and intercom, to new construction, additions, and remodeling of single- and multi-dwelling (e.g., campus) residential buildings.

ANSI/TIA-570-C “Residential Telecommunications Infrastructure Standard”  was developed by the TIA TR-42.2 Residential Infrastructure Subcommittee and published in August, 2012.  This Standard provides specifications for telecommunications premises cabling systems and related pathways and spaces requirements for single- and multi-dwelling (e.g., campus) residential buildings.  These specifications apply to both the telecommunications cabling within and between residential dwelling units.  This Standard specifies two grades of cabling based upon the services that are expected to be supported within each residence.

ANSI/TIA-570-C  Content

  • Regulatory
  • Topology
  • Single-Dwelling Residence Infrastructure
  • Multi-Dwelling/Campus Infrastructure
  • Cable and Connecting Hardware
  • Installation Requirements
  • Field Test Requirements
  • Administration
  • Annexes addressing Cabling Residential Buildings, Installation Guide, and Typical Applications that Interface to Residential Cabling

Residential Cabling Grades

The grading system can assist in the selection and provision of cabling media for residential applications.

Grade 1 provides a generic cabling system that meets the minimum requirements for basic telecommunications services such as telephone, satellite, community antenna television (CATV) and data services.  Recognized media for Grade 1 systems includes balanced twisted-pair and coaxial cabling.  A minimum of one 4-pair category 5e or higher rate balanced twisted-pair channel and one 75-ohm coaxial channel shall be available at each telecommunications outlet and the distribution device (DD).

Grade 2 provides a generic cabling system that meets the minimum requirements for basic and advanced telecommunications services to include the technologies referenced above in addition to high-speed internet and in-home generated video.  Recognized media for Grade 2 systems balanced twisted-pair, coaxial, and optical fiber cabling.  A minimum of of two category 5e or higher rate balanced twisted-pair channels, two 75-ohm 689 coaxial channels, and optional 2-fiber optical fiber cabling shall be available at each telecommunications outlet and the distribution device (DD).

   
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