Network cabling systems must be well designed to ensure that all of the necessary hardware, such as your telecommunications system and data network works smoothly—especially if your equipment runs on a smart network or uses integrated automation to control production. It also has to take into consideration your future connectivity needs for expansion.

Network cabling systems use several different types of cables:

  • Coaxial
  • Fiber-Optic
  • Shielded/Screened Twisted Pair (STP) (ScTP)
  • Unshielded Twisted Pair (UTP)

These cables are used in two major ways:

  • Backbone Cabling–AKA Vertical Cabling—Connects equipment and infrastructure on different floors and connects equipment rooms, telecommunications centers, and other facilities
  • Horizontal Cabling–Connects the individual equipment and components on a given floor

Reasons to Choose Tri-State Electrical Contractors to Install Your Network Cabling Systems

The backbone and horizontal cabling may use the same types of cables, but they are used in different ways and often have different requirements. In addition, network cabling systems can get complicated in a hurry when integrating them with your electrical, IT, and telephone systems. So why not hire a commercial electrical contractor to handle your network cabling? Here are a few reasons:


Because Tri-State Electrical provides a range of electrical services across many sectors, we are familiar with many different types of buildings and architecture and know what network cabling systems need to work well within them. In addition, our highly experienced electricians and project managers have seen almost everything and know how to select, install, and support a network cabling system that meets your specific needs.

network cabling system installation in progress


One of the basic requirements of a network cabling system is that it is predictable and reliable. Reliability is not just about starting a project on time. It’s about delivering these projects under budget. You also can depend on the high quality of our work. For network cabling systems, this is particularly important because an outage can take your business offline. Whether this is shutting down equipment on a network or making it impossible to contact your business, an unreliable network cabling system can cost your business thousands of dollars.

Superior Problem-Solving Ability

Installing network cabling systems are complex and time-consuming projects. However, all complex projects encounter unforeseen challenges. Because we provide various electrical services across many industries, our team of experienced electricians and project managers can quickly identify and resolve these issues before they lead to unforeseen delays and cost overruns.


We have a zero-tolerance policy for unsafe workplace practices while emphasizing our rules, standards, and procedures when providing our services from beginning to end. For this reason, you can rest easy knowing that your network cabling system will be installed the right way the first time.

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Need a Network Cabling System Installation?

If you are a business in need of a network cabling system solution? Call Tri-State Electrical Contractors today at (423) 800-2134 or complete our online contact form. We service businesses throughout Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina.