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Standards and Specifications

Carnegie Mellon University's Cabling Specifications and Standards can be found in the CMU Communications Cable Plant Spec [pdf] document.  This document uses hyperlinks to reference manufacturers’ online information and to navigate to other locations within the document.

To achieve uniform communications cabling system within all buildings throughout the campus, the university is in the process of replacing any remaining IBM Cabling System with Category 6 cabling. This process is being done through both new construction and renovations. The IBM cabling is no longer being installed or relocated.