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Dallas-Fort Worth Data Cabling Services

Project Installation Estimator

 

 

(For: Structured Cabling, Voice/Phone, Ethernet Network Cabling in Dallas-Fort Worth and the North Texas Region)

 

(Our contractors can tackle large and small data and telephone cabling projects in Dallas-Fort Worth and the North Texas Region. Take a look at our quick project estimator shown below.)

Large Data Cabling Jobs – Cost Estimator

 

   To begin estimating your network or phone cabling installation (only for Dallas-Fort Worth, North Texas Region), first determine the location and number of all “drops” or distinct connections needed.  Consider the following items when working out your count: All needed telephone and network connections, fax connections, connections in conference rooms, kitchen telephones, stand alone printer installations, warehouses, or any spot where one-offs or additional drops may be needed. Giving your wiring contractor a print or graphic of a floor plan with all of these locations marked would be ideal.

 

Assuming standard “drop ceiling” construction*, multiply the number of connections or “drops” by $125/drop (for Category 5 cabling/parts) and $160/drop (for Category 6 cabling/parts). (Some telephone systems can use a cheaper (Cat3) cabling, but it is rarely requested.)

 

So, assuming the most ideal construction conditions*, Cat5/Cat6 cabling, and no additional hardware or labor necessary, the following table below lists accurate initial budgetary cost numbers for the cabling portion of the installation.

 

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Wall Mount Installation Package
($750 approx)

Telco Rack Installation Package
($1500 approx)

*Construction impediments can include but are not limited to: brick construction, lack of attic/ceiling space, sheet rock or other hard ceilings, office cubicles, necessity of plenum rated cabling, and many others. Additional labor or hardware charges may be required.

 

   (Give our contractors an opportunity to have a formal communications cabling quotation completed for your office move, rewire, or other data cabling need in Dallas Fort-Worth or North Texas Region)

 

Additional Considerations…

 

Typically, data cabling installations will have a point of central termination. At this central point, clients often have differing requirements, so the hardware packages listed below may not be applicable in your firm’s situation. If you do not require this type of additional hardware, you may be able to use the numbers above for budgetary purposes. 

After having determined the correct number of “drops”, one should also consider the other additional hardware components that will be needed to complete the job in an organized and professional way. Depending on your termination point’s size, location, and requirements, you may need one or more of the following: Wall mount rack, patch panel, rack shelf, power distribution unit (not pictured), cable management units, patch cables, and installation of this and other equipment if needed, etc.

Please remember that for an exact estimate a facility walk-through will likely be necessary.

 


Network – Voice – Ethernet Cabling

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Wiring Costs Estimator For:

 

  • Fewer than 10 drops

  • Network Cabling repairs/changes

  • Cabling certifications & service

  • Small Repairs & Data Cabling Jobs

These types of jobs are often billed on a “time and materials” basis. Labor for cabling (in Dallas-Fort Worth) would typically run $90/hour per man with a $50 trip fee. Materials on a per drop basis will likely run approximately $50/drop.

Assuming the most ideal construction conditions* (and Cat5 cabling) approximate per drop costs are shown in the table below:

*Construction impediments can include but are not limited to: brick construction, lack of attic/ceiling space, sheet rock or other hard ceilings, office cubicles, necessity of plenum rated cabling, and many others. Additional labor or hardware charges may be required.

 

(Click HERE to have a formal data cabling or other communications cabling quotation constructed for your office move, rewire, or other data cabling needs in Dallas-Fort Worth.)


Other network hardware you may wish to consider:

Budget server racks
Start about $550

Tripplite Rack Power Distribution
$150

1U Rackmount KVM Combo Unit
$1600

Painted Telco Backboard Installed
$350

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