dslreports logo
site
 
    All Forums Hot Topics Gallery
spc

spacer




how-to block ads


Search Topic:
uniqs
1063
share rss forum feed

bimmerdriver

join:2010-12-10
Coquitlam, BC

How many Optik connections are possible at one residence?

Someone I know is considering moving into a coach suite in a home where there is already Optik in the main house and basement suite. Apparently Telus is saying it's not possible for there to be a third Optik connection. All of the lines for the entire home terminate in one box on the outside of the home. Is there any reason why it should be a problem for there to be a third Optik connection?


pfak
Premium
join:2002-12-29
Vancouver, BC
The amount of TELUS phone lines to your house is limited by the number of pairs to your house, either aerial feed or buried. If TELUS says that 2 connections is the limit, then 2 connections is the limit.
--
The more I C, the less I see.

lostspaceman

join:2012-07-26
T3N0K7
reply to bimmerdriver
Ya, probably 2 pair ecapsulated or just 2 pair from the ped.

pb2k

join:2005-05-30
Calgary, AB
kudos:1
Reviews:
·TELUS
reply to bimmerdriver
If you have an underground feed, then you are SOL, however adding an additional drop to an ariel line is no problem. If you can take a picture of the box outside (most new ones can be opened with a phillips screwdriver) that would provide a definitive answer.

lostspaceman

join:2012-07-26
T3N0K7
reply to bimmerdriver
Yup, if it's ariel they can change your drop from a 2 to a 6 pair as long as there's enough spares in the terminal.

bimmerdriver

join:2010-12-10
Coquitlam, BC
reply to bimmerdriver
Thanks everyone for the replies. I'm pretty sure the feed is underground, but I will check.

jomac

join:2011-01-23
Burnaby, BC
reply to bimmerdriver
Even underground can be upgraded, as long as it is not direct buried. Direct buried would require a new trench be dug to the original service vault, and the costs involved would be prohibitive. If there is a conduit, it will be shared with the cablevision feed, and just replacing the underground tel cable can damage the coaxial for TV. Then there would have to be available spare pairs back to any local SAC terminals. I don't believe any of these are insurmountable, as Telus used to cut in new pairs for customers in need of multi-line service, but I AM sure they will foot you with the bill for it. So it depends on how badly you want it.


jtl999
CEO of Actiontec Dev Team

join:2012-11-24
In the GVRD
kudos:4
Good thing I just got a conduit installed during my renovation!

bimmerdriver

join:2010-12-10
Coquitlam, BC
reply to jomac
It's a fairly new subdivision, so I would assume the cables are in a conduit, but if there aren't enough pairs for three installations at the residence and Telus either will not run another cable or expects to be paid to run another cable, Shaw will end up with the business.