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Will ATT Technician Run Fiber Optic Cable Through My Attic

I am currently remodeling the house and has planned to use a closet somewhere in the middle of the house (not adjacent to any external wall) as my network closet.

I noticed that the house already has an ATT NID box near the electric meter outside of the house. 

My question is where will ATT technician install the ONT box? I read that I would then connect the ONT to the Gateway, is that correct?

Follow-up question: If I want the ONT box to be installed in my network closet, can/will the ATT technician run the optical cable through my attic? (I suppose the optical cable is safe for in-wall and in attic installation?) 

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Good question that will likely vary based upon your location...

In our area of the midwest (Milwaukee market) basement and crawl spaces are available and the preferred method of installation. Next is a house wrap, attaching wire to side of premise to desire location. Least desirable is attic, both due to employee safety and potential property damage if step thru ceiling. In 10 years I have been performed attic install 3 times into closets, no wall fish..., all with the assistance of the home owner. 

In areas where there are no basement, only cement slabs attic installs might be more common. Best to ask your tech during the walk thru before work is started. 

I would recommend bring the fiber and ONT into a room that has ethernet feed back to your networking area.... ONT in room, use the existing ethernet feed to place the gateway in your network closet. 

If desire a specific layout, may be better to hire a low voltage wiring company to install beforehand if not a DIY project. The tubing with pull string is always good. Or could purchase and install the inside fiber beforehand from the NID area to network area.

an example, note length is 20 meters which is about 65 feet.

Fiber can be purchased in pre determined lengths.

https://fibertronics.com/20m-scapc-to-scapc-simplex-singlemode-fiber-optic-patch-cable

Want single mode, SC/APC to SC/APC which is green connectors. 

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Att techs don’t fish walls 

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Run a 1/2- 3/4 inch conduit from the network closet to the outside wall on the side of the house where the fiber will enter the house. No 90 degree turns. Sweeping curves. Put a pull string in the conduit.  

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@my thoughts - I think pre-wiring is a good idea while the drywall is not yet installed.

Can you or someone please confirm if I can use the following cable for ATT Fiber Optic Internet, and more importantly, if I can use this cable to run in-wall and in the attic? I am in Northern California. (I can get a lot faster shipment from amazon compared to the fibertronics which appears to be in FL)

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08234L6RS/ref=twister_B0829CS499?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

Follow up question: Is it necessary to install this in a conduit?

Thanks a lot!

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Is the conduit necessary on pre wire... if ever plan on needing the fiber replaced or upgraded... yes. 

Should the link product work, yes... Single Mode fiber with SC/APC both ends. 

Will your fiber drop be buried in the ground or coming from a pole?

Buried tech should be installing an outside FIBER NID, aerial from pole preferred is straight in to ONT but NID can be placed. 

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Will your fiber drop be buried in the ground or coming from a pole? - I am not sure what this means. But there is already a NID box near the electrical meter outside the house.

If I am pre-wiring now, and knowing where the existing NID is, is it a safe bet to run the optical cable from NID to my network closet, or do I need to know where my fiber drop is coming from? 

By the way, I noticed that optical cable has OS1 and OS2 ratings. Which one does ATT tech uses nowadays? Does 9/125um means OS2?

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@my thoughts - how could I tell where my fiber drop is coming from? Will it make a difference in my pre-wiring work? Thanks for your advice!

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Does your current copper service come from a pole? If yes, the fiber should also...

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And yes, I would expect the fiber to enter the home is the same area that the copper is. If your outside line is buried to the house, is there access to bury the fiber... not a patio or deck blocking burial. If there is no access the tech may enter at a different point as the fiber does not require electrical grounding that the copper NID did. 

PICs of Point Of Entry would allow a better reply.

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Thanks for the explanation! That would mean the fiber is coming from a pole and not buried in my case.

Will OS1 and OS2 make a difference for my use case? Which one is ATT tech using nowadays for new install?

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Can you or someone please confirm if I can use the following cable for ATT Fiber Optic Internet, and more importantly, if I can use this cable to run in-wall and in the attic? I am in Northern California. (I can get a lot faster shipment from amazon compared to the fibertronics which appears to be in FL)

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I have 6 power receptacles (12 plugs) in this closet, so no problems there. The closet was designed to run all of my networking and computer equipment, for which I have a lot of (servers, computers, routers, switches, etc).

 

I use Ubiquiti equipment. I have the house pre-wired for 3 different access points in the ceiling to keep my wifi coverage strong everywhere. Every room is also hard-wired with one or more Cat6A drops. I don't need any wifi coming from the AT&T gateway.

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