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Posted Apr 19, 2013
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Coax, Cat5, or jumpercables?

While I was attempting to sort out a goof when my DSL was shut down 4 days before the u-verse hook up I asked some questions about u-verse.  I was told a guy would have to come to my home to do the cable. !?! Cable? This will be a coax cable? This guy didn't know. Another tech said that it would be a Cat5 cable.

 

Anyone here know what exactly kind of medium is going to run between my house and the pole? Hook up is tonight and no guy has been around yet.

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ThePoleCat - The drop cable from pole to house is new version of standard drop cable. Your existing cable would be replaced if it is "old". It terminates in a NID or INID - Grey box on the side of the house. These are usually installed by an "outside" tech.
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ThePoleCat - The drop cable from pole to house is new version of standard drop cable. Your existing cable would be replaced if it is "old". It terminates in a NID or INID - Grey box on the side of the house. These are usually installed by an "outside" tech.
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I am Curious. How is the new wire different?

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ThePoleCat - I am guessing - I think the older drop is large gauge 2 pair. The newer drop is finer gauge 3 pair & may have a tighter twist.
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Edited by mibrnsurg on Apr 20, 2013 at 8:19:07 PM

Sounds more like he's getting Uverse internet w/a3600 or 3801 VDSL modem and will have to run cat5e from the NID to new Uverse outlet. 

 

Unless the old drop line can't sustain a dial tone, it'll be used, as they work just fine for Uverse.  :smileywink:

 

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