Best brand and place to buy Cat5e?

Posted on 2012-08-24
Last Modified: 2012-09-13
We have to pick up some Cat5e (1000ft spool) for some phone lines that we will run through the ceiling for our facility. Can anyone send me a link to a reputable product and site to buy this from? I know there are a lot of cheap junk stuff out here, but there are some good products. I haven't purchased it in bulk before, so I was hoping someone that has, might be able to lead me to the right product.

Our ISP said they could could get a 1000ft spool for us for $200. Is that decent? How much should we spend for per? Thanks!
Question by:Pancake_Effect
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    I have good luck with "Cables to Go" brand, and it's reasonably priced. $200 is a bit on the high side but not outrageous. Also be aware that running through the ceiling your local fire codes will likely require you use plenum grade cable, which is a bit more expensive.
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    Here is some cat6 for in wall inst, at $149 for 1000ft.  I just used it for an office install and had no problems at all.  Plus there are plenty of colors available.  I know you asked for cat5e, but though I would add a perspective.
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    Thanks for the input everyone!

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