The fibre cable will usually enter your property through the same point as your telephone line, which then connects to a modem to reach the signal. Fibre to the cabinet on the other hand uses fibre optic cable ONLY to the cabinet, and then copper wire delivers the connection into your home or business.

How do they connect Fibre optic broadband to my house?

Quote from video: Step one we bring the new fibre optic connection up to your outside wall we may use an existing telegraph pole or bury the fibre optic cables in the ground it depends on your area and property.

How does Fibre to the premises get installed?

Typically, installation (of both elements) takes about two hours. A fibre cable is fed from the nearby Connectorised Block Terminal to the outside of the premises, either from a nearby telegraph pole or underground chamber. This follows the path of the existing (copper) telephone cable.

Who connects Fibre to the home?

The router is connected to the fibre outlet (the white box inside the house) by a short fibre optic cable (1m long).

Do I need an engineer to install fibre broadband?

As most fibre connections are FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) you won’t need an engineer to visit your home because your connection will still use your home phone line to connect to the street cabinet.

Do you need phone line for fibre broadband?

Fibre broadband doesn’t technically need a phone line as it requires a specialist type of cable made from glass or plastic. However if you have FTTC, then it’s likely the connection from your local cabinet to your home will be on a copper line – so it will require a phoneline.

Do I need a new master socket for fibre?

Fibre to the Cabinet

If you’re setting up your Fibre, you don’t need a special faceplate. We’ll send you microfilters to use with your existing socket. However, you don’t need to worry about microfilters if your master socket has already had a broadband accelerator faceplate fitted (master socket with two sockets).

How long does fibre installation take?

between 1 to 4 hours

An installation can take anything between 1 to 4 hours depending on the complexity of getting the fibre cable from the boundary wall to where you want the CPE to be located. Once the CPE has been installed, you will need to plug your computer into the CPE with a LAN cable.