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Tuesday, February 14th, 2023 12:34 AM

What do I need to run before fiber install to quicken instal

I have a run of coax from the easement side of house to the rack where the modems reside. If I pull a cat6 from the outside wall I do not have to know the length. It is less than 300 and I can terminate both ends after. If I have to pull fiber then  I need to measure to know what length to be able to order. Is it multimode ?  

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5.8K Messages

1 year ago

If the coax can be used as a pull string, let the tech run fiber direct to your rack. You may get the gateway with the built in ONT which gets a fiber connection. Is it really a 300 foot run? Depending on where your rack is and the fiber handhole on the street, it may be more feasible to have the fiber enter the home somewhere else. Discuss the install options with the tech. 

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1 year ago

Single mode, SC/APC to SC/APC…. Both ends are GREEN

Tech may have or may not, pre made fiber… techs can order (once a week) lengths of 10 ft, 25 ft, 50 ft, 75 ft. or 100 ft.

You decide to purchase and install your own generally sold in meters with 3 meters being around 10 ft, 15m about 50 ft, 20m about 65 ft, 30m about 100 feet. Figure what you need and add 20% is my work around, most homes I have done are around 40 to 50 ft fiber from NID to fiber jack (wall plate) then tech provides 3 or 4 meter from wall plate to the BGW 320 gateway or if receive a 010 or 020 ONT will be Ethernet 6 ft, 8 ft or 12 ft to BGW 210 gateway.

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