I want to prepare everything (within my scope) in advance, ideally before I place an order, so that I get the installation just how I want it, where I want it and looking totally professional. I'll drill all the holes, chase out for Cat 6 network cables and so on. I've read all the BT and Openreach documents I can download or lay my hands on and despite some initial confusion due to old info still being on-line at least I now know what questions I need to ask. I hope you can help.
I made the mistake of asking on the BT forum but all I could get was answers to questions I'd not asked from people who'd not took the time to actually read what I was asking. A bit like dealing with BT itself, actually.
Anyway, please tell me:
1. What ONT (or ONTs) are BT currently installing - i.e. model number(s), manufacturers(s), plus technical info documents including details like where the screw holes are?
2. Now that BT no longer install the combined housing with ONT and BBU inside, how does the fibre get from the CSP to the ONT? Specifically, how does it get through the wall and how is the hole sealed? How is the fibre protected from damage when my kids get near it?
3. I'm told a BBU is no longer supplied. What is the service fall back for the voice line if mains power is lost?
4. Does the ONT include a Tel port for phones? (one genius has suggested that it doesn't and therefore I will have fibre and copper running in the same duct)
5. My present copper incomer for FTTC is in the wrong place and I need it to move 5m further into another room. Will BT install additional 54mm duct, including the dig, free of charge or am I going to be negotiating with an installation engineer who has another half a dozen jobs the same day?
6. If I was to put BT duct in place myself, alongside the old duct (for an engineer to connect up and pull through), can I bring the duct into the house or does it have to be outside with the CSP there as well?
7. What voltage and current draw is the ONT? If anyone can tell me what power plug size is used this would be a bonus.
8. If the ONT has a Tel port, what is the maximum REN it can deal with? Is it 4, the same as for a copper line?
9. Am I right in thinking there is now no BT master socket needed, just secondary sockets daisy-chained together for my internal phone wiring?
Sorry it's such a long list, I'll be grateful for any answers.
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