Definitions for "Twisted-Pair Cable"
Keywords:  unshielded, utp, copper, shield, wire
A twisted-pair involves two solid copper wires, each covered with a plastic insulator and twisted together.
Twisted-pair cable consists of at least 1 pair of copper wires. In order to reduce the occurrence of external interference, the copper wires are insulated and wound around each other. Twisted-pair cables are used for home connections to the Telephone Company (voice and data) as well as for many Local Area Network (LAN) connections as a low-cost alternative to coaxial or fiber-optic cable. A-B C-D E-F G-H I-J K-L M-N O-P Q-R S-T U-V W-X-Y-Z
A simple, inexpensive, and slow wired transmission medium used in telephone systems.