How a real life fibre-to-the-home installation looks

MickeyD

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No trenching?

So how was the fibre linked from the main run (pavement/road) through the first boundary wall?

Cable then rests on top of the wall...

How does it run from the wall to the house?
 

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No trenching?

So how was the fibre linked from the main run (pavement/road) through the first boundary wall?

Cable then rests on top of the wall...

How does it run from the wall to the house?
Perhaps the ran the cable along the wall and then up and through the roof.
 

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No trenching?

So how was the fibre linked from the main run (pavement/road) through the first boundary wall?

Cable then rests on top of the wall...

How does it run from the wall to the house?
When they put down the fibre in streets each house got a little fiber box on its boundary wall. It is in the pic. From there they drill a hole through the wall and then ran it on top of the boundary wall to the car park roof. There was already a plastic pipe that run cables for the security cams along the roof of car park into the roof. They pulled the fiber all along that same pipe into the roof, then through the roof into the living room where the fiber then found its new home in tv room.
 

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that is a free connection. and it better than most peoples ADSL at home
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Is that it? Dissapointing.
Not very impressive now is it? Was expecting at least 50mps
We went for the free 4mbps line. You can go for the super high speed connections but those are more expensive per month and also gets a monthly line rental fee. The 4mbps suits me well. Streams youtube vids with no problem.
 

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When they put down the fibre in streets each house got a little fiber box on its boundary wall. It is in the pic. From there they drill a hole through the wall and then ran it on top of the boundary wall to the car park roof. There was already a plastic pipe that run cables for the security cams along the roof of car park into the roof. They pulled the fiber all along that same pipe into the roof, then through the roof into the living room where the fiber then found its new home in tv room.
Thanks, Ockie. So the trenching to place the box on your outside wall was done upfront. Good!
 

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Thanks, Ockie. So the trenching to place the box on your outside wall was done upfront. Good!
Yip. So each house got a box installed by default, whether you plan to use it or not, so if you do decide to have it installed, that part is already done.
 

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We went for the free 4mbps line. You can go for the super high speed connections but those are more expensive per month and also gets a monthly line rental fee. The 4mbps suits me well. Streams youtube vids with no problem.
Please clarify on what you mean by "free". Which aspect is free? Surely you pay something.
 

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Please clarify on what you mean by "free". Which aspect is free? Surely you pay something.
Free as in there is no monthly line rental and I dont pay the higher price for the really really fast connection. Just pay R199.00 per month to Vox for unlimited unshaped data.
 

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Please clarify on what you mean by "free". Which aspect is free? Surely you pay something.
He paid a once off installation fee to Vumatel.

He paid a once off installation fee to Vox (which included a modem).

He pays R199/m to Vox for a 4Mbps uncapped data account.

He does NOT pay any further fees for fibre line rental or for a telephone line rental.
 

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He paid a once off installation fee to Vumatel.

He paid a once off installation fee to Vox (which included a modem).

He pays R199/m to Vox for a 4Mbps uncapped data account.

He does NOT pay any further fees for fibre line rental or for a telephone line rental.
And that's it? I know this is a noob question, but is there now NO reliance on any aspect of Telkom in this setup?? So hopefully in the future I can bin my Telkom ADSL line...
 

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Free as in there is no monthly line rental and I dont pay the higher price for the really really fast connection. Just pay R199.00 per month to Vox for unlimited unshaped data.
/faints
 

MickeyD

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And that's it? I know this is a noob question, but is there now NO reliance on any aspect of Telkom in this setup?? So hopefully in the future I can bin my Telkom ADSL line...
Quite correct!

If you really, really need a fixed telephone line then you can convert your existing telephone line to prepaid and pay a nominal annual rental for it.



EDIT: Depending on which ISP you choose, you could still be using Telkom IPC but you won't see that.
 

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Quite correct!

If you really, really need a fixed telephone line then you can convert your existing telephone line to prepaid and pay a nominal annual rental for it.
Excellent!

On a side note, Ockie is this you in the pic doing a "dance to the music" jig? :p

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