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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorrevor
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021
    As you are concerned about a hole in your wall could you not have the current phone cable replaced with the fibre through the same hole and go VOIP. you may be without the land line for a while The BT engineer would have put my fibre outlet wherever I wanted it not saying they would all be so obliging but my neighbours had theirs put where they wanted it even if Open reach had not put their box in a not an ideal place. The router does not need to be where the fibre is there is a modem after the junction box put in by BT, then the router. The router is connected to the modem via ethernet cable. You have (certainly in my case) a grey box usually on the wall outside which open reach fix in place and will do that without you being there BT come along and fit a modem inside the property which can be a distance away but probably like it close to the outside box. This modem needs a power supply. You then connect the router to this with a lead the length being what you choose it has extra sockets (without checking cant remember0 but think another 3 and then you have the wifi option also. That is how it was about 3 years ago when I was connected.
    • CommentAuthorRex
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021
    Thanks. Our existing phone line comes from a pole, across the private road and into the house just under the eves. So I am sure that is how OpenReach would want to do it. But my 'interest' is, what happens next.

    If I want the master box near the computers, then whatever cable will have to come out of the house, down the wall, around the perimeter and then a hole into the office area. I just don't see OpenReach or the fibre provider doing all the work unless there is a large fee involved.

    You have somewhat confused me with modem and router; I thought modems where no longer used. At the moment, our computers plug directly into the router, which is powered.
    • CommentAuthorphiledge
    • CommentTimeFeb 17th 2021
    Plenty of info on BTs site about install process and components. Google 'bt fibre installation'

    Youve already got a modem built into your existing router. It converts broadband signals sent down the phone line into ethernet data compatible with your computers.
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