This Booted CAT5e Network Patch Cable is ideal for use in a performance demanding high speed Gigabit network while remaining fully backward compatible with your existing 10/100 Fast Ethernet network. High speed Category 5e (Cat 5e) patch cables can also be used as an assurance that your existing Fast Ethernet network is performing at its best! Our CAT5e Network Patch Cables are carefully constructed using a high quality 350 MHz Cat 5e cable, which consists of 4 unshielded twisted pairs, 24 AWG stranded conductors, and a durable rich colored PVC jacket. These Gigabit rated Cat 5e patch cables easily handle bandwidth intensive applications plus they are UL certified patch cables that meet all the TIA/EIA standards. Terminated with RJ45 plugs that contain 8 gold plated contacts with 50 microns of gold plating each keep near-end Crosstalk (NEXT) interference levels to a minimum. The snagless boot design prevents unwanted cable snags during installation/maintenance processes plus provides extra strain-relief making the cable more durable.