Codes and Standards

Our goal is to be proactive in maintaining and developing codes and standards to help assure the safety, quality and performance of communications cable and connectivity products.

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Codes Exist to Ensure Safety, Quality and Performance

What We Do

CCCA works through, and contributes to, technical committees in standards bodies such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Telecommunications Industries Association (TIA).

Please consult these and other organizations for codes and standards relevant to communications cable and connectivity products. CCCA does not issue, ratify or publish codes and standards for these products, nor does CCCA certify compliance of products to industry accepted codes and standards.

What We Focus On

Safety

Our members collaborate with standards organizations to make products safer and codes clearer.

Some of our recent activities

  • CCCA Article: Revisions to cable requirements in the 2023 NEC®

  • NFPA 70 NEC® / 90A / 75 etc. Code & Standards Revision Contributions
  • 2023 NEC® Public Inputs by CCCA
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) safety reviews and collaboration amongst industry manufacturers

Quality

Our members work together to advise codes and standards that ensure product quality

Some of our recent activities

  • NFPA 70 NEC® / 90A / 75 etc. Code & Standards Revision Contributions
  • 2023 NEC® Public Inputs by CCCA
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) safety reviews and collaboration amongst industry manufacturers

Performance

As some of the most advanced connectivity manufacturers on earth, our members work with industry organizations that define performance standards.

Some of our recent activities

  • NFPA 70 NEC® / 90A / 75 etc. Code & Standards Revision Contributions
  • 2023 NEC® Public Inputs by CCCA
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE) safety reviews and collaboration amongst industry manufacturers

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Topic Resources

CCCA Provides the industry with a wide variety of resources to educate and inform. From videos to articles to white papers, we encourage everyone interacting with cable and connectivity to refer to these resources when making buying or installation decisions.

Articles and Resources

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How Smart Infrastructure Can Become Dangerously Dumb

The evolution and growth of applications and new technologies are driving the need for high-performance and high-value cable, a crucial infrastructure necessity that is often overlooked or thought of as a “commodity”. Today’s critical applications require 100% reliability and ever [...]