A powered fiber cabling system incorporates dc power and fiber-based Ethernet connectivity in one cable by encompassing fiber strands for data and copper wires for copper under the same cable jacket—it’s everything a customer needs to be able to install power-over-Ethernet (PoE) equipment, at distances much longer than the PoE standard allows, without having to do any calculations or design work. A powered fiber cable system extends power to a device (Wi-Fi access point, IP camera, or small cell, for example) at a distance of up to two miles. As previously mentioned, powered fiber cables include copper wires, but these are not the same wires we can find in twisted-pair copper cables. To start with, they don’t carry data, just power; hence, they can be optimized for such a task. Usually, they are thicker; while a Category copper cable uses wires of gauge 23-26 AWG, the powered fiber cables use copper wires of gauges ranging from 20 AWG to 12 AWG (lower AWG number means larger diameter cable and higher powering capabilities).