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Fri, Jan 25, 2019 6:46 PM

allowable position of NID box

About the location of a fiber optic NID box: can it be located way high up near the soffit of my house, where the cable arrives from the utility pole?  What's its minimum and maximum distance from the ground?


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My installer initially wanted to put it where my old AT&T POTS NID was, which was about 12" off the ground.  This was inside our fence/gate.  Then he decided that maybe it would be better outside of the gate and up high, closer to the soffit, which I wasn't thrilled about (would prefer to keep it out of the public space).  We compromised with a location back inside the gate and about 5' off the ground.


So that exercise essentially proved that anywhere on the wall was fine.

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