In a nutshell, CCCA focuses its mission on “What You Need to Know” to stay abreast and well informed on topics and issues vital to the structured cabling industry.

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About the CCCA

CCCA is a non-profit corporation, started in June 2007 when a small group of executives from leading cable & connectivity manufacturers, a leading distributor and a material supplier met to explore ways to address communication network performance issues caused by non-compliant and counterfeit structured cabling components as well as identify potential threats to public safety these components may represent.

CCCA was formed on the principle that the industry could be served and strengthened by leveraging the efforts of individual leading firms into a single “voice” and mission that would benefit the structured cabling community and its supply chain. Today, the association’s backbone is an active Board of Directors and working committees that manage the association, execute our mission and provide a platform for member benefits and initiatives.

Mission Statement

CCCA is a major resource for well researched, fact-based information and education on the important issues, technologies and structured cabling products impacting the current and future needs of the building network and cabling infrastructure. CCCA is proactive in supporting and participating in codes and standards bodies and other trade, industry and safety organizations, which affect the quality, performance and societal needs of the structured cabling infrastructure.

CCCA Code of Ethics

Adopted May 15, 2008

The Communications Cable & Connectivity Association (“CCCA” or the “Association”) adopts the following Code of Ethics to promote the highest ethical and moral standards of professional conduct in the Communications industry. Each member of the Association agrees to abide by this Code of Ethics as a condition of membership in CCCA. The Association intends that this Code of Ethics be interpreted and enforced reasonably, fairly, and objectively.

Read our Code of Ethics

Our Members

From powering the devices you use every day, to smart building, internet infrastructure, broadband communications and so much more, our members form the backbone of the Information Age.

CCCA Member Listing

3M applies science and innovation to make a real impact by igniting progress and inspiring innovation in lives and communities across the globe.

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Accu-Tech is a national distributor of Voice, Data, AV, Wireless and Security solutions. We distribute and deliver complete and integrated solutions for a variety of applications. Partnering with Accu-Tech provides you with the peace-of-mind that the systems installed in your facility will be high-performance and reliable.

We are a leading polymer compound manufacturing company supplying specialty plastics to customers across the globe.

After more than 40 years of growth and technical innovation, we have amassed a substantial range of high-quality, adaptable and durable plastic compounds. These high-performance compounds operate across a wide range of markets, industries and in challenging working environments.

Anixter

Anixter is a leading global distributor of Network & Security SolutionsElectrical & Electronic Solutions and Utility Power Solutions. We help build, connect, power and protect valuable assets and critical infrastructures. From enterprise networks to industrial MRO supply to video surveillance applications to electric power distribution, we offer full-line solutions, and intelligence, that create reliable, resilient systems that sustain businesses and communities. Through our unmatched global distribution network along with our supply chain and technical expertise, we help lower the cost, risk and complexity of our customers’ supply chains.

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Belden logoBelden Inc., a global leader in high-quality, end-to-end signal transmission solutions, delivers a comprehensive product portfolio designed to meet the mission-critical network infrastructure needs of industrial, enterprise and broadcast markets.

For more than 50 years, Berk-Tek has been a leading manufacturer of more than 100 different network copper and fiber optic cable products. The company has led in the development of high-performance and enhanced fiber optic and UTP cables designed to transport high-speed data and voice transmissions.

Cable Components Group, LLC (CCG) is a leading provider of components and compounds for the wire & cable and optical fiber industries, as well as yarn and nonwovens for high-temperature filtration, textiles and other uses.

With 25 extrusion lines and four compounding lines, CCG growth can be attributed to its ability to produce crosswebs, tubes, insulation, jacketing and other materials.

The Future of Connectivity
Connecting smart devices and delivering increased data bandwidth requires electrical cables and fiber optics to handle an increased load capacity. As 5G—the next generation of connectivity—grows in scope, both rigid and flexible printed circuit boards (PCBs) will depend on high-performance fluoropolymer materials.

Founded in 1999, comCables is a premier manufacturer of end to end structured cabling solutions headquartered in Denver, Colorado.

comCables manufactures end-to-end copper & fiber optic structured cabling solutions including: Cat 5e, Cat 6 & 6A cable systems.

CommScope

At CommScope we push the boundaries of communications technology to create the world’s most advanced networks. Across the globe, our people and solutions are redefining connectivity, solving today’s challenges and driving the innovation that will meet the needs of what’s next.

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LAN cables are expected to deliver increasing flow of data in safe conditions. Properties provided by NEOFLON FEP grades such as flame retardancy, Low dielectric constant, Low tan δ are the reason why it is used for many years in LAN cable production.

Dow’s portfolio of plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones businesses delivers a broad range of differentiated science-based products and solutions for its customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure and consumer care.

Graybar, a Fortune 500 company, specializes in supply chain management services, and is a leading North American distributor of high quality components, equipment, and materials. We serve the construction market, the commercial, institutional, and government (CIG) market, and the industrial and utility markets. Graybar products and services support new construction, infrastructure updates, building renovation, facility maintenance, repair and operations, and original equipment manufacturing.

The Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division of Hitachi Cable America Inc., located in Manchester, New Hampshire, manufactures over 4,000 different cable products with a complete line of high-performance copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Products support applications such as Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet, video, Power Over Ethernet, HDMI, Infiniband and more.

Leviton Network Solutions delivers complete network structured cabling systems for data center, enterprise, education, health care, government and commercial mixed-use markets around the globe. Solutions include copper and fiber optic connectivity, IT/AV systems and much more.

Optical Cable Corporation (“OCC®”) manufactures a comprehensive range of top-tier fiber optic and copper communication cabling and connectivity products and solutions—primarily for the enterprise market, various harsh environment and specialty markets, and the wireless carrier market. Offerings cover a broad range of applications—from commercial, enterprise network, datacenter, residential and campus installations to customized products for specialty applications and harsh environments, including military, industrial, mining, petrochemical and broadcast applications, as well as for the wireless carrier market.

Panduit creates leading-edge physical, electrical, and network infrastructure solutions for enterprise-wide environments, from the data center to the telecom room, from the desktop to the plant floor. Panduit’s industrial electrical and network infrastructure ensures smart, scalable, and efficient connectivity solutions across the enterprise to help you compete and succeed in a constantly evolving global marketplace.

At PolyOne, our business is structured to provide your operations with the specialized polymer materials, services and solutions you need. We are a premier provider of specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, packaging solutions, and polymer distribution.

Sentinel® designs and manufactures modular connector systems for the premise wiring, computer networking, medical and telecommunications Industries. These connectors are designed for high speed transmission of data complying with the requirements for Category 5e, Category 6, and Category 6a performance for structured cabling systems.

REELEX Packaging Solutions (formerly Windings, Inc.) is a privately held manufacturer and packaging supplier in Patterson, NY, with a global customer base of over 100 wire and cable manufacturers for its patented, licensed tangle-free packaging. REELEX packaging incorporates tangle and twist-free technology produced by coiling machines designed and manufactured in-house.

Superior Essex Communications is a leading manufacturer and supplier of communications cable in North America. It is on the forefront of innovation through Power over Ethernet, Intelligent Buildings and Cities, 5G Fiber infrastructure including Hybrid and Composite solutions, as well as technological advancements being made at its Product Development Center.

Wonderful Hi-Tech is one of the leading manufacturers and providers of cable for communications networks in Taiwan and has global sales of LAN cable and RF coaxial cable for wireless antenna LAN applications. Sales offices for the ELITE™ brand LAN cable sold in the U.S. are through ABA Industries in Carson, California.

CCCA Committees

The lifeblood of CCCA’s activities happens in the various committees made up from employees of member companies.

CCCA Executive Director

  • Leverage the efforts of individual leading firms into a single “voice” and mission to benefit the structured cabling community and its supply chain.
  • Educate and encourage the industry on use of best practices, focusing on code compliance, performance, sustainability , and ethics.

Executive Director

David Kiddoo
David KiddooCCCA Executive Director
In addition to his position at CCCA, Dave is also the CEO / Director of the International Wire & Cable Symposium, Inc., a forum for the exchange of information among Suppliers, Manufacturers and Users on advancements in materials, processes and products for transmission systems of voice, data, video signal and electrical current.

Communications

  • This committee serves as the public “voice” of CCCA.

  • The goal is a steady stream of communications in
    variety of venues, media and formats about association initiatives and committee work.

  • Per CCCA’s mission, the focus is on education (“What you need to know”) and how this information benefits the
    structured cabling industry and promotes best practices that support quality and environmentally
    sound products.

Committee Chair

Todd Harpel
Todd Harpel Senior Director of Global Copper Cables Berk-Tek, a LEVITON company
Todd provides the industry with enormous insight as a TIA committee member and via numerous presentations to BICSI and other industry organizations.

Compliance and Anti Counterfeiting

  • Identify suspected, non-compliant or counterfeit cabling products, being marketed and sold in North America.

  • Test and evaluate compliance of these products to industry recognized codes and standards.

  • Primary liaison with independent testing agencies, and other organizations as needed to strengthen quality assurance practices and procedures.

Committee Chair

Timothy Copp
Timothy CoppVP Business Development, REELEX Packaging Solutions, Inc.
Tim brings over 15 years of experience in wire and cable packaging and insight as a major supplier to the globe’s most prominent wire and cable manufacturers.

Codes and Standards

  • Monitors codes & standards affecting the structured cabling infrastructure in buildings and their
    potential impact on the business interests of CCCA member companies.
  • Propose and recommend appropriate codes and standards language to protect against threats and advance opportunities to improve safety, quality and performance.

Committee Chair

Fred DawsonRegulatory Affairs Manager at Chemours Canada

Environmental / Sustainability

  • Monitor environmental initiatives and issues that impact the structured cabling infrastructure in buildings and the associated business interests of CCCA member companies.

  • Propose and recommend appropriate actions to protect against significant, ill-conceived positions and/or regulatory developments re environmental sustainability by advocating the science-based best practices and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) methodologies.

  • Support, and participate as appropriate, with other aligned organizations to leverage CCCA positions and activities.

Committee Chair

Data Center

  • Educate the Data Center industry on cabling infrastructure best practices to the ICT community

  • Communicate the effects that new standards, technologies, and industry regulations will have on data center cabling infrastructure

Committee Chair

Amir Sekhavat
Amir SekhavatGlobal Director for Product Management and Enterprise Market Development, Superior Essex
Amir has 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, specializing in communications cable products.

Working with Industry

CCCA works in collaboration with other industry associations and organizations to advance the safety and performance of connectivity products.

CCCA’s Industry Affiliations

Contact Us

CCCA welcomes reports of encounters with counterfeit cable and connectivity products. Having more “eyes and ears” on alert for counterfeit products contributes to our collective knowledge and helps everyone avoid serious problems.