Standards for commercial and telecommunications wiring developed by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). These standards are also supported by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The EIA/TIA wiring standards actually consist of a group of standards covering different aspects of premise cabling and other wiring practices.
These standards include the following:
For more information, see the Web sites for the EIA and TIA listed in this entry.
When installing wiring for your network, be sure to follow the EIA/TIA standards, both for legal reasons and to ensure that your network will function as expected. Be sure also to follow any local or state building codes.