Originally Posted by sfull
My guess is they will do whatever is needed. I just switched over a month and a half ago - install took almost 7 hours. Much of that time was spent outside the home and on the street. He had to run 500 feet of fiber down my street to get it to closest pole. Also of note, the Fios box needs to plus into an outlet - just be forewarned on that. They never mentioned that until the confirmation call I got the day prior to the install.
My Cable modem needs an outlet already, but it is NOT right where it comes in the house, there are a couple of splitters where it enters the house, and it runs about 30' away into another section of the house, at that point the Modem plugs in, and plugs into my wireless router(which Fios supposedly comes with)...
I've read that they come with a wireless router and a battery backup, so what do I need, 3 outlets where it comes into the house/splits into other areas?
Router= Needs a outlet
Battery Backup=Needs a outlet
Fios Eqpt= Needs an outlet(It's fiber, so it has to convert to Cable with a converter box I would imagine)- I imagine this needs to be right where the fiber enters the house/splits..
Does this sound right?
How big is the BBU (and weight)?
Anyone have a pic of the Fios install where it comes in the house?
I was considering reinstalling an old shelf in the area that they will enter the house(right next to the cable splitters in the back of the house), and running a power strip over to it, but I have no idea how big the BBU is, or how big the Fiber>Cable converter box is....
I like to be prepared for this kinda stuff so I am not being asked to do this and that when the technician arrives, I also like it when he has everything he needs right there so he can do his work and get out of my house.
Thanks for the info.