Communications Cable & Connectivity Association

CCCA is the voice of the structured cabling industry. Leading manufacturers of cable and connectivity products, distributors, and material suppliers have joined together in CCCA to inform, educate and provide thought leadership on vital issues and topics. 

Latest News

Graybar, Hitachi Cable, Prysmian Group, and Teknor Apex Join CCCA
These four new members join the twenty-two other leading corporations in the work of the organization.
New Members Press Release  

Win a GoPro camera! Play the latest CableCheck Game to enter.
Learn or confirm your knowledge about fire safety and counterfeit cabling products.
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STEP Foundation and Green Building Initiative Team Up to Promote Building Sustainability
Through GBI, the structured cabling industry can expect greater recognition of environmental sustainability for cable and connectivity products and new commercial opportunities.
View STEP Announcement 

David Kiddoo Appointed Executive Director as Frank Peri Retires
Announcing the retirement of Frank Peri, who led the organization since its inception in 2007, and the appointment of David Kiddoo as his successor.
Press Release 

2015 NFPA 90A - Brief summary, as it relates to cables in plenum spaces.
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UL Warns of Potentially Hazardous Communications Cable (Release 14PN-08)
UL Public Notice

Risk, Responsibility and Reputation: What You Need to Know about Non-Compliant Cable

CABA’s iHome and Buildings addresses the safety, performance and liability risks associated with compliance.

CABA article_Non-Compliant Cable

International Effort to Stop Counterfeit and Non-compliant Cables

CCCA research and activities were presented to the European Union (EU), world law enforcement and customs officials – Europol, Interpol and World Customs Organization.

Europol Conference Press Release

Hot Topics

Actual Case Encounter with Counterfeit Cable Certification
CCCA is raising the alarm again and cautioning by citing real-life failures with copper clad aluminum (CCA) communication cables offered by low cost, online suppliers.
Press Release 

The Dangers of Cutting Corners

Inside Networks  features expert commentary on copper clad aluminum issues.

Article PDF 

Copper Clad Aluminum White Paper Published

Wire & Cable Technology International  publishes "Potential Liability for Contractors Installing or Manufacturers Marketing Falsely Labeled Copper Clad Aluminum" white paper.
White Paper Article PDF

Free CableCheck App Available in both Android and iPhone Versions

The CableCheck app is for use as a field-screening tool and checklist to help identify and avoid non-compliant and counterfeit communications cable.
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Cabling the Data Center - Follow the evolving discussion on evaluating structured cabling (SCS) and Top of Rack configurations.
Written to aid end-users, design professionals, and contractors.
White Paper
Free on-demand Webcast
SCS vs. Top of Rack - Mission Critical Article
In fat-tree switch fabric architecture - CI&M Article

Summary of Changes in 2014 NEC

This CI&M piece tracks the changes of NEC articles of interest to manufacturers, installers and users of communications cable and connectivity products.

2014 NEC Changes Article PDF

Non-Compliant & Counterfeit Cable: A Risk Too Real to Ignore

BICSI’s ICT Today  discusses how staying informed and maintaining a degree of due diligence can make or break your reputation in this industry. Includes case studies of real encounters with counterfeit cable.
Non-Compliant Cable Article in ICT Today