on 12-02-2022 04:23 PM
I am scheduled for Fibre 150 installation on Friday 18th February and engineer has been booked.
However I have one query to which I am having difficulty in obtaining an answer.
My house is 60 years old and the telephone line was probably installed when it was built.
I do NOT have a master socket. The wiring goes from the pole (across the road) to a round electrical connection box situated on the outside of the building - from that there are 4 wires (travelling along the outside) which then go through the wall into different rooms to service simple telephone plug in points.
A telephone engineer once referred to this as a spider connection.
My query is "Will the openreach engineer install a master socket"?
Call centre operatives are probably too young to understand some of us work with old technology.
on 14-02-2022 08:35 AM
on 12-02-2022 06:48 PM
There are two Fibre 150 products.
1. Fibre 150 g.fast FTTC over the phone line, which needs a g.fast master socket, modem and router.
2. Future Fibre 150 - Data Only which comes over a real fibre cable, may involve a wall being drilled and then the fitting of an ONT/modem and a router. This option means that you will lose your phone line unless TT have advised otherwise.
12-02-2022 04:37 PM - edited 12-02-2022 04:38 PM
There are two forms of Fibre 150, @Meathome. Which have you ordered?
Both need the attendance of an engineer, but use different technology.
on 12-02-2022 04:28 PM
They basically install the ONT (modem) which needs to connect to a master socket and I would therefore think that they will install a master socket as well.
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