EIA/TIA wiring standards


EIA/TIA Wiring Standards are standards for commercial and telecommunications wiring developed by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).

What is EIA/TIA Wiring Standards?

Standards for commercial and telecommunications wiring developed by the Electronic Industries Alliance (EIA) and Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). These standards are also supported by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The EIA/TIA wiring standards actually consist of a group of standards covering different aspects of premise cabling and other wiring practices.



These standards include the following:

  • EIA/TIA 570: Residential/Light Commercial Wiring Standard 
  • EIA/TIA 568A: Commercial Building Telecommunications Cabling Standard 
  • EIA/TIA 569: Commercial Building Standard for Telecommunications Pathways and Spaces 
  • EIA/TIA 606: Design Guideline for Administration of Telecommunications Infrastructure in Commercial Buildings 
  • EIA/TIA 607: Commercial Building Grounding and Bonding Requirements for Telecommunications 

For more information, see the Web sites for the EIA and TIA listed in this entry.

EIA/TIA 568-B.3
EIA/TIA 568-B.3




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When installing wiring for your network, be sure to follow the EIA/TIA standards, both for legal reasons and to ensure that your network will function as expected. Be sure also to follow any local or state building codes.

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