Hi. I had my broadband installed yesterday and I have 2 questions. 1. Do the technicians have black cabling? The technician used white cabling on my property, and being honest, it sticks out like a sore thumb. 2. Is that the correct use of the cable surround where the cable enters the wall? I have 2 others from past installations and both have the surround orientated so the cable enters from the bottom. Just doesn’t look right to me.
The black cable sheath for outdoors is usually made of HDPE and is weather and UV resistant. The white cable looks like internal grade PVC. If it is internal grade PVC covered cable it will degrade over (years of) time due to UV light and the sheath can become cracked and brittle.
You are correct that the cable cover should be turned 90 degrees to shed the rain water. Looks like the installer also ran out of paper towel to wipe his fingers of silicone sealant and appears to have used the wall to do this!
If you want any of this fixing by VM, the time to do it is within your 14 day cooling off period.