Network Cabling Services serving Northern Virginia

Need to have network cabling services in your property? ARC Electricity has a team of licensed, bonded and insured electricians who can take care of it for you. Our network cable service is available to residential and commercial properties throughout MD, VA and DC. We work quickly, efficiently and affordably, which is why so many of our customers are repeat customers. To schedule an appointment for a network cable installation in your home or office, give ARC Electricity a call today!

Planning for Your Network Cable Installation

Before having the network cable installation performed, it’s important that you plan it out. Questions that you’ll need to ask yourself include:

 What rooms do I want the network cables installed? If you’re planning to have cable television in multiple rooms, then you should make sure that you have network cables installed in each of them.
 How many ports do I need in each of the rooms? If you have multiple devices in one room that will need to be connected to cable wires, then make sure you have enough. For instance, you may have multiple game consoles, a Blu-ray player that’s network-enabled and so on. Also, make sure to check what type of jacks they have, some have 1,2,4 and 6-jack configurations. If they all have a common one, then go with that.
 Where will the distribution location be? This depends on the layout of your home and should be in the center of all the rooms being wired. If you also have cable internet, then you’ll want to internet access to be in a central location, so that it can supply all rooms with internet connection.
 What path will the cables use? If you have an attic or basement, these are typical locations for network cables to be ran. However, if you have multiple stories and need to network first and second floor rooms, you’ll have to be a bit more creative. You may be able to run it outside or elsewhere. You’ll also have to consider the length of the cables and their speeds. For instance, the max length of a gigabit speed cable is around 300 feet.
 What network speed do I require? This will determine the type of switch you’ll need to have. What you plan to do with your network will determine this. For instance, if you’re only browsing the Web, sending and receiving emails and updating social media accounts, a 10mbps may be good enough. Yet, if you are an online video gamer, then you’ll probably want to go with a gigabit network cable.

Getting Your Network Cables Installed

If you need help with answering the above questions, you can always ask the licensed professionals at ARC Electricity. We have specialists who will gladly answer them and assist you with having the project completed. If you’re ready to schedule an appointment or just want a free quote, give us a call today!