Over the last few years, fiber cables and FTTH technology is becoming more common in homes. After all, fiber optics is the technology of the future. Experts agree that in the next few years, fiber technology would have taken over the copper wire cable infrastructure. The transition the Fiber optics and the growth of FTTH is for a good reason. Fiber technology provides faster, more secure and more reliable communications that have become the need of the time.
Despite the tremendous growth, deploying FTTH connections is more expensive and more complicated than installing copper cables. To cut costs clients are searching for ways they can install fiber cables at home. We asked our fiber network experts and fiberoptics splicing specialists if people can DIY fiber cable installation at home. Here is our experts’ guide to installing fiber cables at home:
Installing Fiber Cables At Home
If you are considering installing fiber cables in your own home, then you will first need to ensure that your area has FTTH. You can ask people in the neighborhood or ask the local telephone company for information about FTTH in your area.
To install a fiber cable in your home, you will need fiber optical cable, Ethernet cable, power adapter, optical network terminal, RJ-45 wall jack, and a set top box.
1. Bringing Cable To The House
Bringing the cable to the house is a professional job that a reputable FTTH installation and repair company or the local phone company can do. The professionals will deliver the cable from the domestic box to your house and install it to the optical network terminal of your home. The optical network terminal will be the primary source of the fiber cable line that you will run through your house.
2. Complimentary Components
Fiber cables and fiber technology is different than copper wire cables which is why you will have to make sure that your phone and set-top boxes will work with fiber technology. If you are planning to use equipment you already own, then you will have to do some research to find out if your equipment will work on fiber technology, if not you will have to buy new equipment.
. Running The Fiber Optics Cables Through Your Home
This is the most challenging part of installing fiber cables in your house, and it is likely that you will need the assistance of professionals to connect the phone and cable properly. Unless you are competent and skilled at working with phone terminal connections and coaxial network, we suggest that you let the professionals handle it.
4. Setting Up Connections To The Television And The Computer
To connect the computer to the FTTH you will require an RJ-45 wall jack with a backup battery, and then you will use an Ethernet cable to connect the jack and the computer. If everything is ok, you should have no issues connecting to the internet. For the television, you will need to run the coaxial cable to the set-top box and then connect the set-top box to the TV.