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Fibre

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Fibre

If you want fibre broadband the installation includes someone visiting your home address to install it and an approximate time of 3 hours is given.
What exactly do they do in that 3 hours and if you supplied with the appropriate modem is it something that you could do yourself ?
Just curious !
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Steve
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Re: Fibre

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11. What happens on the installation day?
An engineer will carry out work at the telephone exchange and your green cabinet before arriving at your property.
Your master socket will be replaced with a new faceplate. This has 2 separate sockets - one for phone (bottom socket) and one for broadband (top socket).
A new BT fibre modem (the engineer will bring this) will be plugged directly into your master socket. You'll then just need to plug your new fibre router into this with one of the included yellow Ethernet cables. The engineer will then be able to answer any questions you have

Source...http://www.plus.net/residential/faqs.shtml#installationTime
x47c
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Registered: 14-08-2009

Re: Fibre

Run back and fro between your house & cabinet (as a guess!)
Do the necessaries at the Street cabinet.
check the positioning of the existing NTE5 for conformity, rectify any errors/remove, dodgy wiring.....
Install revised/changed NTE5 now required for a fibre broadband
Install their Fibre modem next to NTE5 & connect your prior provided power supply.
switch on and do all the necessary checks/adjustment.
Plus an allowance in the timings for "problems"
You are not permitted to supply your own modem.
the BT modem is part of the fibre 'contract'.  Currently with normal ADSL the demarkation point is the master line box, with fibre it changes to be the LAN side of the modem. The modem remains BT property.
Theoretically once VDSL combined modem/routers become commonplace and more experience is gained in doing FTTC installations then it could be done by the home user if BT change the contract terms on their modem being required.......but I don't how they can get round the revised NTE5 required unless they can come up with a supplementary plate like their iplate sandwiched inbetween the outer & backplate of the existing NTE5 - so until then it will always require a BT site visit.