Data communication vs. music

I have been studying copper and fiber cables. In particular, I notice every place where information is lost. I wonder if our hobby has anything to do with the distortion and loss of data networks.

For example, terminations of cables, near and far end cross-talk, teisted pair and so forth.

I was surprised to measure loss and even to see video snow because of bad cables.

Is this in any way part of our cable conundrum?