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Old 02-14-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Lady knocks on Door stating "Quest is in your neighborhood installing Fiber..." yada, yada, yada

From a basic search on what she said, I came away with the impression that what is being offered is Fiber optical to back of house, then translated to High speed DSL. DSL / phone lines into house to DSL router / modem then on to my ether hub/ switch and then to my computers.

Can anyone comment if you have FiOS, does the fiber cable actually come into your house, and connect directly to your FiOS modem / router?

Or is it FiOS to an optical network terminal (ONT?) on the back of your house, and DSL (hopefully on CAT5a cable, I presume) to near the computer(s.)

If you have an ONT outside of your house, is there now 3 new cables coming into your home? (Coax cable TV cable, Telephone line, CAT5 with RJ45 computer cable?)
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Old 02-14-2011, 08:46 PM
 
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For FIOS, the Fiber runs to an ONT on the outside (or in most people I know, in their garage). I know for the internet data, you have the option of coax or RJ45 coming into the ActionTech router (they choose coax unless you specifically requires RJ45 - which you should!). Phone is standard RJ11 coming into your house and they connect it to your existing wiring if you want. The cable comes in through coax and they connect it to your existing coax if you want.
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