Recent home developments are paving the way to bring “Fiber to the User” or FTTU to Americans by incorporating structured wiring and “future-proofing” residential wiring. This is why more and more homeowners are having their homes rewired to accommodate VoIP wiring.

Perhaps the easiest way of rewiring for home VoIP service is by physically rewiring the whole house using Cat5 or Cat6 wiring, and possibly using some baluns for advanced point-to-point connectivity. A balun is a device that converts signals between a balanced and unbalanced line, turning a balanced signal from a twisted pair, for instance, into an unbalanced one, or an unbalanced signal from a coaxial cable into a balanced signal. By physically rewiring your home with either Cat5/Cat6 wire or structured wiring, you can create a hard-wired network that offers many more benefits than just access to VoIP telephone service throughout the home. Advantages of VoIP wiring for your home include:

  1. Create VoIP-ready Ethernet ports everywhere you want.
  2. Network all your devices via a wired rather than wireless solution.
  3. Wired networks are more stable and secure than wireless networks.
  4. Structured wiring with baluns, either through Cat5 or Cat6, allows for multiple signal types and point-to-point connectivity (not just Ethernet networking).
  5. Extend-ability (with structured wiring).
  6. Consistent signal strength.

Installing only Cat5 or Cat6 is the simpler solution. The cabling itself is inexpensive. Plus, by using baluns, you can increase the capability of your point-to-point signal transmissions, even without installing audio or video cables. Have your homes rewired now to accommodate VoIP. Call our professionals here at A Plus Cable Runners for assistance.