This Cat5e direct burial cable is suitable for use in underground applications. A water blocking gel is flooded throughout the cable, for protection where water is present. Commscope 5NF4 Cat5e direct burial cable has 4 pairs of solid copper conductors, a PE outdoor rated jacket, and is suitable for aerial applications (if support cables are present). Unshielded twisted pair, 24awg construction. Sold per 1,000ft. USA Made!