i know gigabit doesn't use Cat 6, they use Cat 5e. so is there any plans/standards for Cat 6 cable beyond ATM networks? edit: I found an excellent FAQ here. Cat 6 cable is being installed in favour of Cat 5e. and here is the rational for the install of cat 6 I would like to thank Phant for his wonderful recommendation to use google to look for the info. My professor told me some outdated information that I thought was current and "duh" it was not.