Why Do We Need To Use Cables In Networking?

Since we’ve connected to the internet, cables have been multiplying in our homes and offices to enable those connections. While the quality and kinds of connections have changed, the cables remain. Since we have all these smart devices in our pockets, allowing us to make calls and browse online without a cable connection, it is reasonable to wonder why exactly the cables are still necessary.

Cabling in the context of networking is what connects us to the internet and connects computers to one another. In a business setting, even if the computers don’t need to be plugged into cables, those cables ensure that there is a local connection for those computers to connect to. A local connection, specific to the site, whether an office or a school campus, offers a lot of benefits. 

Security

Local connections are owned by the organisation that has networked that location. A local computer cable installation can be managed by an on-site network specialist or a contractor/consultant tasked with internet security. For schools, hospitals, police stations or any organisation with sensitive IP, security is a business imperative. Cabled networking gives the greatest level of control to keep those computers and connections safe and secure. 

Reliability

While it may be possible to get an internet signal in remote locations these days, that signal is often weak and wouldn’t hold up a business requiring a speedy internet connection. What’s more, once you add a greater number of people onto a public wireless connection, the speed is going to lag.

Anyone who has ever been to a festival or a huge event where a great number of people have phones will quickly learn how limited wireless connection can be when required en masse. 

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