To keep up with the fast-paced cabling industry, standards are constantly evolving in terms of methods, materials and premises. This presentation will provide an update on cabling standards and explain how they impact your network and your organization. Emphasis will be placed on the TR-42 Premises Cabling family of documents from the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) and how they interact with other documents and application standards (e.g. IEEE). We will discuss the organization and use of these standards, along with an example of how the newest standards are used in a variety of markets: business, government, academic, etc.