Threads about cabling

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by gords, Apr 2, 2008.

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  1. gords

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    The rule about cabling threads in the Networking and Internet forum has changed. Threads on this topic will now be allowed, but you should bear in mind that if you install fixed data or telephone cabling and you are not registered to do so or supervised by someone who is a registered cabler, you're committing a criminal offense and may be penalised (either an on-the-spot fine of $1320, or a fine of up to $13,200 if prosecuted in court).

    The official word from the ACMA is this:

    All customer cabling work in the telecommunications, fire, security and data industries must be performed by a registered cabler. This includes all fixed cabling that connects to, or is intended to be connected to the telecommunications network. All data network systems that connect to or may be connected in the future to the telecommunications network are included in this requirement.

    In summary, if the cabling is run through a wall, ceiling, floor or crawl space, it must be installed by a registered cabler. This includes the use of pre-terminated cables and 'clip-through' keystone jacks/wallplates.

    If you are aware of these regulations, not a registered cabler and decide to install cable regardless, be aware that you are solely responsible for your actions and their consequences. You cannot blame anyone here for providing incorrect or poor advice.

    For more information:
    [ HyRax1 edit: 404'ed links last updated 13th August 2013. ]
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2013
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