in-home fiber install
i'm a uverse customer about to upgrade to fiber. i'm trying to figure out how i want the installation done.
the fiber will enter the house thru the garage, near the front of the house. i want the router to be in an upstairs room, near the center of the house. i do not want the fiber to be tacked to the exterior of the house. i think ideally i'd like the fiber to run thru the attic, but i'm not sure AT&T will install it this way. this is my plan A.
what kind of professional does this kind of work? when i search, most of the hits seem to be for commercial rather than residential installation.
at first i had thought to put the ONT in the garage, and run cat 6 from there to a wall jack upstairs. then run a cat 6 patch cable to the router. this would be my plan B. but the tech who came out here said that AT&T's current preference is to run the fiber directly to the router, without a separate ONT. is there a big advantage to this from a customer standpoint?
would it be reasonable to run fiber to the upstairs wall jack (and have it be a fiber connector), then run a fiber patch cable from there to the combined ONT/router? this would be my plan C.
i am in a pickle here because the uverse service is falling apart, and AT&T won't repair it. so until the fiber gets installed, i'm without usable internet service. the basic problem is that i don't think AT&T will do the cabling the way i want, so i am looking for a way to get the service but keep my options open so i can change the cabling in the future, without having to get AT&T involved again.
any comments on the feasibility or drawbacks of plan A, B, or C?
if plan A is best, how can i find a pro to do the prep before AT&T does the install?