How Are Cabling Companies Like the 3 Little Pigs?

How Are Cabling Companies Like the 3 Little Pigs?

Here's a question you probably never thought you'd see - How are cable companies like a children's story?

Just for a little fun let's look at the classic story of the Three Little Pigs. The story begins with the little pigs being sent out into the world by their mother, to "seek out their fortune". You know how the story goes. They go off to build homes for themselves.


The first little pig is in a big hurry to finish his house so he doesn’t care too much about the structure and, he doesn’t want to put in the time to plan his infrastructure. He doesn’t care about loss budgets and has never even heard of TIA standards! He just wants it to be done quickly and to spend as little money as possible.

He builds a house of straw, but soon the big bad wolf comes by!

AND...

"Little pig, little pig, let me in."
"No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."
"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in."

And he blows his house down! And nobody likes downtime!

So the little pig runs as fast as he can to his brother.


The second pig knows that he needs to build a stronger structure and would also like a few things customized in the process. He runs into problems with long lead times for the new design, materials, and high costs for a custom structure.      

He opts for a house of sticks. Once again the big bad wolf shows up!

"Little pig, little pig, let me come in."
"No, no, not by the hair on my chinny chin chin."
"Then I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house in.

And once again……downtime! 

The big bad wolf blows down the house of sticks. Then the little pigs run to the third brother's house.


The third pig did his research. He called CABLExpress and consulted with their data center infrastructure architects, infrastructure specialists, product managers, RCDD and DCDD. He read the CABLExpress white paper “Conflicts in Data Center Fiber Structured Cabling Standards”.   

He decides to build a house of bricks!

This time the surprise is on the big bad wolf.

He huffs and puffs and huffs and puffs - and the wolf fails to blow down the house


The smart little pig built a structured cabling infrastructure using high quality components that exceed industry cabling standards and dB loss. And luckily his structure is easy to make additions, moves, and changes to…..and his two brothers live with him now!

The End