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Wednesday, April 1st, 2020 1:50 AM

Fiber Installation Logistics Question

I'm hoping one of the knowledgeable installers can help me get an idea of what is possible for a new fiber installation. The web tool says we can get "Internet 1000", which I am assuming means fiber.

We rent, and the landlord isn't thrilled about the idea of us getting fiber installed, partially for aesthetic reasons. I'm wondering if the outside box needs to be directly across the wall from the inside box? When we had fiber at another house, it was (rather poorly) installed that way.

At this house, the utilities all come in on the west wall, but the modem would ideally end up inside on the East end of the house. There's actually an ethernet cable that terminates outside where the utilities come in, if that is useful. Everything but the East wall is covered in rock.

In a perfect world, the outdoor equipment would end up on the West end with the utility drop, and then any necessary cabling would cross the attic and come down to an outlet in the living room. Is that possible? Will it be insanely expensive?

(It's a pretty small house, by the way. I think the length is probably under 40 feet.)

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4 years ago

Hi @adamayr,


I'm assuming the box on the side of the house is the ONT. From there, it would be an Ethernet connection going from the ONT to the gateway/router. If you already have a working Ethernet connection, then you're set. If not, the cost would just be running that Ethernet cable.This could be really cheap if you just run the cable across the ground or more expensive depending on how hard it is to run the cable through the wall, floor, or whatever else it needs to go through to get where you want it to go.


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Thank you, that's what I expected. There's a new Ethernet cable running from where the ONT would go to an outlet in the living room, so it sounds like it's a simple installation in theory.

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We have a similar issue. Our electric utilities tap on the south wall, right above the crawl space. We do not have an existing ethernet cable or port. We would like the fiber cable to run through the crawl space and drill to an interior wall in the basement (but on the north side of the house). This is about a 45' run. Can the AT&T technician do this and would it be included as part of the standard installation fee? 

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