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Curmudgeon

join:2012-04-09

Fibe TV Intallation Question

I'm told that Fibe TV will be available in my neighbourhood within the next year. My two-storey home is about 20 years old. There is no "demarc", just a grounded outdoor junction box with a wire that disappears inside the wall and goes to all the jacks somehow. I wonder how the technicians would do the install in this situation. Will the have to run new wiring outside the building to the upstairs room where my computer is located? Can they use the old COAX for the TVs? If there is going to be a lot of drilling and exposed wiring, it's probably not worth the trouble.



Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada

they will install the bell fibe internet first, which if you think about it for a second, uses the same wiring, the only thing they may need to do differently is go into your basement where the hydro panel is, and look for the telephone wires, usually its terminated to a punch down block, they will install some device there first, which is typically a pots splitter. Once thats done they will install the modem at your bedroom, which likely has a phone jack already there or close by. then to connect the fibe tv's they can use either ethernet or coax from the modem to the receivers, which is more options than rogers has to connect its set top boxes.

your probably worring over nothing, most of the wires is already inside your walls will be re-used, the rest is just additional to connect the boxes, so nah i dont think they will drill anything.
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Dunlop

join:2011-07-13
kudos:2
reply to Curmudgeon

I was in a similar situation, the technician added a demarc box to my house then did the installation


Curmudgeon

join:2012-04-09
reply to Paolo

@Paolo: The problem is that there are no telephone wires at the service panel. There are no exposed wires anywhere inside the house. Even if there was a wire near the panel, wouldn't the DSL output of the splitter need a dedicated line to the modem upstairs?


Curmudgeon

join:2012-04-09

@Dunlop: Where did he install the TV modem and how is it connected to your TV and computer?



Paolo
Mr. Wireless

join:2004-05-29
canada
reply to Curmudgeon

said by Curmudgeon:

@Paolo: The problem is that there are no telephone wires at the service panel. There are no exposed wires anywhere inside the house. Even if there was a wire near the panel, wouldn't the DSL output of the splitter need a dedicated line to the modem upstairs?

thats a misconception, Dedicated line is not needed, but a dedicated pair is, there are already pairs of wires in your house, they will simpyl use an unused one, so no new wires to be run
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Dunlop

join:2011-07-13
kudos:2
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reply to Curmudgeon

said by Curmudgeon:

@Dunlop: Where did he install the TV modem and how is it connected to your TV and computer?

He just put it where I had my videotron modem, it's in a closet but I wanted to keep my own wireless router so I just turned off the Wifi on the Sagecom.

You can put the modem anyhere, you can install the Fibe receivers with network cabling (RJ45) if your house is already wired for it.

I purchased 2 powerline adaptors for $30 and have an receiver in my kitchen where it would have been impossible for me to run wires

demonte21

join:2009-02-20
Mirabel, QC
reply to Curmudgeon

All of this depend if your neighborood will get FTTN or FTTH... if you are going to get FTTH, then definatly, holes will be required... as they need to install the new fiber Optic Cable in your house. Also, in FTTH, the modem doesn't use your regular Phone wire. It Used Cat5 Wiring. (if your home is about 20 Year Old, im pretty sure you don't have cat5 cable in your wall! )


ruggs

join:2012-03-26
Ontario

Most likely if his home is 20 years old he won't be getting ftth, as far as the install goes, the protector should be upgraded to a new nid, then a pots splitter installed where the wires split off inside the prem, usually on the other side of the wall where the "wire disappears inside the wall" If the lines inside the home are good we will reuse them, and place new runs (along the baseboards) where the runs are bad if we need to utilize them, same thing with the coax, it's pretty robust so more likely than not they will be able to reuse the coax runs, unless there is a splitter buried in the wall somewhere that we can't get to...