on 26-03-2013 18:26
on 26-03-2013 18:28
That question has many answers but are you talking about receiving fibre optic broadband from Virgin Media?
on 26-03-2013 18:34
on 26-03-2013 18:36
Firstly, the fibre optic line doesn't come to your house. It is fibre to a local street cabinet where a node converts it to RF (radio frequency) & it is delivered the rest of the way on a coaxial cable (similar to that which is used to connect satellite dishes). This is bonded to a telephone cable, & surfaces at a 'tee' point on your boundry. Installers will then bury the cable in trunking across your garden to your outside wall, where a junction box (omni-box) will separate the cables. From there cables are taken around the outside walls to where they have to enter. They will then drill through the wall, & place the telephone socket and/or the coax outlet (for broadband & TV) on the inside wall.
on 26-03-2013 18:37
If you are talking about the installation of VM fibre optic broadband, the fibre actually stops in the street inside a cabinet and then a cable will be fed from the "T" outside your property if you have one. Do you?
From there it is usually ducted under the surface/ground or surface mounted to the entrance point on your property. This depends entirely on the route neccesary and is governed by many factors including but not exhaustive- - type of ground, any obstacles, length of run etc.
26-03-2013 18:37 - edited 26-03-2013 18:38
what he said above - better expanation than mine
on 26-03-2013 18:57
26-03-2013 19:02 - edited 26-03-2013 19:03
They should open the ground to about a spades' depth, drop the trunking in & firm it down. The 'stripe' it leaves on the grass usually dissapears in a couple of weeks.
on 26-03-2013 19:13