What Is the Difference Between Shielded and Unshielded Network Cables?

When installing or updating your network infrastructure, there are a variety of network patch cable types to consider. Among the choices to be made is whether to install shielded twisted pair cables (STP) or unshielded twisted pair cables (UTP). Twisted pair cabling consists of two conductors of a single circuit twisted together to help reduce electromagnetic interference (EMI) or “noise”. [Read more…]