Hello and Welcome to the World of Phone Service

Hello! Did you know the word "hello" was not invented until people needed a greeting to use when they picked up the phone? That's one of many fun facts we're happy to share with you about phones and phone service. In fact, let's focus on phone service for another hot second. Phones get a lot of attention, but it's phone service that actually enables them to do all the things they do for us. We can search the internet, get directions, and chat with a friend, all thanks to phone service. Keep reading, and we promise you will learn more fun facts about phones and phone service. Remember, it all started with a "hello."

Data Cabling Systems - Cable Organization And Protection Processes


Data cables differ from electrical cables and require a targeted approach when setting up a data network. Use the following criteria when keeping the data cables organized and damage free.

The Routing Process

If you are adding a data network that will be dedicated to the technological equipment that your phone service relies upon, the cables should be routed in a manner that will keep them separated from other electrical wires and cables. Fiber optics cables and copper wiring is often used in a phone service data grid. These types of materials should always be kept dry and secure.

Materials of varying weights should not be intertwined or hooked up next to one another. Due to the much more delicate nature of fiber optics, in comparison to a heavy gauge metal product, a fiber optic cable could become damaged if it is placed near heavy cordage that comprises your data cabling grid. If you have a telecommunications employee who performs in-house services, they can be assigned to set up the new cabling system. 

The Labeling

The phone service data grid is where the ends of wires will be housed. This grid should be easily accessible and organized in design. If there will be many data cabling wires that are connected to the grid, an adequate supply source should be available for use. Surge protection equipment and grounding equipment will prevent power failures or the risk of electrical shock.

Knowing what the purpose of each data cable is may prevent costly errors in the future. Cable wires will need to be inspected at times. If a cable wire fails to work properly, being able to pick the cable out quickly and assess it will reduce downtime. The individual who sets up the data cabling grid should keep careful records of where data cables have been routed. One way to do this is by using a tagging system and labels. A tag and a label should be secured to each end of a cable.

Clips and ties that are designed for use with cables can be used to identify wires and secure them. If any groups of wires are long in length and appear to be a tripping hazard, the installation technician who is overseeing the data cabling project can use wire cutters to make adjustments. If they choose not to do this, they can use ties to secure loose wires that are hanging low.


31 January 2023