What is phone cable used for? You might think the answer is straightforward - telephones! Of course, they are central, but this type of cabling also has other uses. These include:
Digital Subscriber Line (DSL)
DSL is used to transmit data along telephone lines. It can be delivered alongside standard landline telephony because DSL operates at a higher frequency. The most common form of DSL is ADSL. This stands for asynchronous digital subscriber line, meaning the upload speed is slower than the download speed. ADSL is used to provide internet access to business and domestic consumers.
Although wireless networking technology is now largely familiar, wired networking still has its place in office environments or locations where Wi-Fi reception is poor, for example. Ethernet cables, which provide high-speed data connections between PCs, are a modified form of telephone cabling with a high capacity RJ45 connector.
Ethernet cables are used to create LANs (Local Area Networks). You can even hook up an ethernet cable to a phone jack, provided that the modem is connected to a wall socket using an actual ethernet cable.