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fer312t

join:2001-10-24
Rockland, MA

Fios Internet/Phone Install question...phone jacks?

Question about fios install...

While I understand they need to replace the 'copper phone line with fiber optic cables' etc...what exactely does that entail?

Do they need to replace/reroute all inside phone lines and jacks? For instance our current phone box goes into the basement and then the line is routed to a total of 4 phone jacks throughout the house (2 ground floor, 2 upstairs)....Do they need to replace all this household phone wiring going to every individual jack? I can't seem to find this info...


matthewh16

join:2010-05-21
Culver City, CA

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No, what it means is they disconnect the old copper phone box that is on the side of your house, and route the copper lines coming from inside, to the new Fios ONT box. Nothing is changed with your phone lines inside. It's a bit confusing but inside your home the original copper phone and coax lines are still used (and ethernet if thats how they hooked up your router to the ONT).

This also means you can't ever go back to copper for your phones, as they disconnect and possibly remove the copper phone lines going to your house.



brak22
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join:2006-04-13
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reply to fer312t

For the phone service they use your existing wires and jacks. They remove the copper from the outside of the home though.



just lou

join:2008-05-16
Staten Island, NY

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said by brak22:They remove the copper from the outside of the home though.


No always. They left my copper line up when I had it installed.

fer312t

join:2001-10-24
Rockland, MA
reply to matthewh16

Thanks guys...

Glad to hear it to (this is an old house and would be a major hassle if this were the case)

said by matthewh16:

(and ethernet if thats how they hooked up your router to the ONT).
Currently we have Verizon DSL which just hooks into the Westell Modem from the phone line in the upstairs room where the PC is. ARE they going to have to install a ethernet jack (does this entail running a seperate line from the ONT to the upstairs room where the computer is?)

Again sorry for the ignorance


Acc708

join:2008-06-28

said by fer312t:

Thanks guys...

Glad to hear it to (this is an old house and would be a major hassle if this were the case)

said by matthewh16:

(and ethernet if thats how they hooked up your router to the ONT).
Currently we have Verizon DSL which just hooks into the Westell Modem from the phone line in the upstairs room where the PC is. ARE they going to have to install a ethernet jack (does this entail running a seperate line from the ONT to the upstairs room where the computer is?)

Again sorry for the ignorance
They are going to need to get a coax line to wherever you wish to have the router placed. It could be split off from another room or ran directly from the main splitter. Coax is the primary install now not ethernet.