Category 6A twisted-pair copper solutions received much attention when they first hit the marketplace in 2005, and again when the ANSI/TIA-568-B.2-10 Category 6A standard was published in April of 2008. However, the past decade has witnessed a slow adoption of Category 6A in the enterprise environment, especially in the LAN.
People have been ignoring Category 6A for the last decade because of high costs, physical restrictions, and application irrelevance. For many customers, the ROI of a higher cost solution has prevented them from upgrading. For others, the large diameter and other undesirable physical attributes have caused them to keep their distance from Category 6A. In addition to the cost and physical restrictions, many people didn't have applications that required the bandwidth of a Category 6A solution.