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Friday, February 23rd, 2024 10:00 PM

Can AT&T Convert my phone lines into ethernet ports?

Just moved into a new home and I was wondering if the phone line cat5 ports in my rooms can be converted to ethernet ports? Already have at&t service but I wasn't here when it was installed. If they can't, does at&t provide ethernet installation? 

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2 months ago

By new home mean NEW construction OR existing home you purchased?

Depending on the type of wiring and how installed would be a deciding factor…

if all phone lines are independent runs back to a main hub point, would need to have the ends cutoff and installs all new RJ45 ends/ wall plates. This could be a DIY project or hire a low voltage electrician , costs will vary based upon total work request and labor rates of market… ATT has no hourly rate, for this type of work would be $55 per line in materials plus $99 service call. Updating (3) lines plus taxes expect a bill about $300 compared to your purchasing all needed equipment, tools if needed and value of your time OR cost for low voltage tech would estimate $250-$500.

If the wiring is daisy chained, going point A to B to C as a continuous line then no, would need new wiring installed which now could be looking $1000+. 

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