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How long does fibre take to install?

  1. How long does the Fibre installation itself take?
  2. For most residential properties now, the Fibre installers are able to do everything in a single visit
  3. A typical fibre install to a single dwelling would usually take around 4 hours

How do they install Fibre optic broadband? In general, fibre-optic cables will be installed along the same route used by existing telephone cables So, if your current telephone service is supplied using underground cables, a fibre-optic cable will be installed between a nearby underground chamber and your premises

For instance, Do I need a new modem for fibre?

In theory, if you have fibre (ultra-fast broadband) you don’t need a modem, just a router Having the best possible wi-fi connection in your home is vital as we spend increasing amounts of time online

Does an engineer need to install fibre? If your home has never had a fibre connection before, an engineer may need to visit to install the right equipment Once your home has the correct socket, all you have to do is plug in the new router and wait for the fibre service to go live

Accordingly, Does fibre need power?

Fibre broadband requires that your ONT and router are both powered on to function, so it will not work in a power outage This is a similar situation to other types of broadband, where during a power outage your modem/router will lose power and prevent your internet connection from working

Do I need a special router for fibre broadband?

Most Broadband Routers are not compatible with the technology used with Fibre Broadband You will therefore need to swap your existing ADSL/Cable Router for a Fibre Router that provides the throughput speeds and connection required to maximise fibre broadband usage

Do I need an engineer to install fibre broadband? As most fibre connections are FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) you won’t need an engineer to visit your home because your connection will still use your home phone line to connect to the street cabinet

Does BT fibre use Virgin cable? BT fibre is completely separate to Virgin fibre There is no ‘switchover’, a new BT service would be provided and the Virgin service ceased

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