Running ethernet cable underground between house and outbuilding

I have read that you cannot run cat5 ethernet cable underground betwen two buildings because of a ground differential. If this is so, does this also apply to cat6 cable?
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  1. You can get special ethernet cable for outdoor use, but even regular cable will work, you'd want to run them inside a pipe though.
  2. I'd recommend running it through conduit just to keep pesky critters from trying to chew through the wires.
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