Frequently Asked Questions About Low-Voltage and Structured Wiring

Here you’ll find the answers to our most frequently asked questions on all things low-voltage and structured wiring.

Who is Bridge Wiring?

Hi, nice to meet you. We’re a low-voltage structured wiring company located in Columbus, Ohio and operating around central Ohio. We can handle network and A/V low-voltage wiring, providing the best structured cabling service around.

What's low-voltage wiring?

Low-voltage and structured wiring and cabling covers all network wiring and A/V connections. Low-voltage wires carry less than 50 volts of energy (compared to 220-230 volts and above for live wires).

What's structured wiring or cabling?

Structured wiring or cabling is where we make all the dozens of wires in an organized and labeled fashion, making maintenance and repairs far easier than a tangled mess of cables. We put an example right over there ➡

What services does Bridge Wiring provide?

We provide the structured cabling and wiring for all business needs and industries. We can wire…

    • Office & commercial spaces
    • Data centers
    • Ethernet & fiber-opting wiring
    • Computer & network systems
    • Telephone & communication systems
    • Check out our gallery here


Ethernet cables with structured wiring connected to network server rack
How long does it take to get an assessment and quote?

An assessment depends on the size of the project site and scope of work. Once the assessment is complete, we can get a quote together within a few days, and get the project started, depending on schedule and equipment acquisition.

What’s the difference between Cat5e, Cat6, and Cat6A ethernet cables?

The main differences lie in their performance specifications, physical construction, and suitability for different networking environments. 

Here’s a quick breakdown:

  • Cat5e can send 1GB of data through 100 meters of cable (328 feet) before any loss of speed
  • Cat6 can send 10GB through 55 meters (165 feet) of cable
  • Cat6a can send 10GB through 100 meters of cable
What’s Single-mode (SMF) and Multi-mode fiber (MMF)?

The 2 types of fiber optic cables serve different purposes. SMF is physically smaller and affords long-distance data transfer. The high wavelength of SMF allows it to travel farther and bypass electronic and physical interference like home appliances and physical barriers (especially hard barriers like brick or concrete).

MMF allows for much faster data transfer speeds, but reduces its effective range. The low frequency wavelength inhibits the signal from traveling through aforementioned electronic or physical interference.

Server rack with structured wiring ethernet cables plugged in
Are hardwired or wireless connections better for conference and presentation rooms?

Both options have their pros and cons. Wireless setups offer better flexibility for setup and adding more devices, but with more devices and WiFi communication, wireless setups have multiple single points of failure with each device. Wired communications systems are more reliable than WiFi, but you’re limited with installation.

How do I get an assessment started?

We’re always here to help you. If you want to schedule an assessment or just have questions, click the big button below to get in touch. You can also call us at 614-588-8458.