This 100 foot cable is a blue STP (Shielded Twisted Pair) patch cable with molded boots (snagless installation) and extra protection for the RJ45 connector and clip. Cat6a cable includes a spline and ribbing to help ensure separation between the pairs which limits cross talk. The connectors are wired to the T568B standard. The individual conductors are 26 AWG (American wire gauge) stranded pure copper. Cat6a patch cables are stranded to improve flexibility. Pure copper conductors provide the best signal possible. The RJ45 plug features gold connectors to prevent corrosion thus ensuring a longer cable life.