As per title of post. Do they or do you have to request from ISP? Getting Sky Fibre in later this week and was just wondering if you need to make a special request for the data extension. I assume its just an Ethernet cable?
Yes and no. It appears now officially to be called a Home Wiring Solution
, not a data extension kit. Possibly since the mod to the interstitial filter that now has A/B connectors to run it from, instead of plug-in. So no specific "kit" needed.
The Home Wiring Solution is free to the ISP and therefore one would hope to you, but the ISP has to order it from Openreach. I assume this is so his allocated/expected job-time can be increased. So you need to ensure Sky order it for you.
I think all the necessary parts are carried as standard, at least by true Openreach engineers. I don't know about contractors such as Kellys and Quinns.
The reason I think this is that if you order the HWS the engineer can install it inside the premises or run it externally, depending on your wishes and his/her assessment of feasibility, and one of them has posted on these forums that the external grade cable is standard van stock. So I assume the internal also is.
It isn't "standard" ethernet cable as there are many qualities of that. I expect it is decent quality Cat5 or CAT6, but that's a guess.
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