How exactly is a new line connected/rejoined in a house with no socket?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Broadband & Internet Access
My Gran's place is being refurbished and mostly done. When I spoke to the builders they didn't see/notice a phone line and as such there isn't a socket in sight on any of the walls (which are pristine clean and smooth)...

I've got a BT engineer coming over to install fibre (yes!) but I'm worried will they have to drill a hole or something into the wall to install a socket?

How exactly will they get the line into the house?
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  • QuentinQuentin Forumite
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    You are correct. They will drill a small hole.
  • Roland_SausageRoland_Sausage Forumite
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    Chances are that they will drill a hole and then fit the socket over the top of the hole so it can't be seen.
  • BuzbyBuzby Forumite
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    Not only that - they won't install fibre either. Just copper, like everyone else.
  • cajefcajef Forumite
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    Buzby wrote: »
    Not only that - they won't install fibre either. Just copper, like everyone else.

    How do you know?

    It may be that they are getting FTTP, which you appear to think does not exist.
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    JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    edited 30 August 2014 at 2:02PM
    OP{ said refurb so its not a new property so unlikely to have FTTP installed .

    Could be a BT FTTRN trial area of course .
  • cajefcajef Forumite
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    JJ_Egan wrote: »
    OP{ said refurb so its not a new property so unlikely to have FTTP installed .

    Possibly but for some reason despite being told otherwise in the past Buzby keeps posting that people can only get FTTC and that FTTP does not exist despite being told that some people can get fibre direct to their property, his posts are not only unhelpful but incorrect.

    I have FTTP and in fact it is the only way I can have fibre as it has been installed throughout the area where I live, and my property is over twenty years old, not a new build.
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  • seriouslyseriously Forumite
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    Oh I see..

    So they will somehow get a line into the house (underneath the door or something? How durable will it be? Won't it get damaged/soaked outside in bad weather?) and then just put up a socket. Why would there need to be a hole then (if there's nothing going through the walls etc)?

    What's the difference between copper and fibre? Should I check/be aware in case I'm not getting the full service?

    So many questions lol. Thanks for any advice!
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    QuentinQuentin Forumite
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    edited 30 August 2014 at 6:18PM
    They will install it in such a way that your worries are unfounded.


    See if you are getting FTTP (premises) or FTTC (which is the near street cabinet) and take it from there.
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    seriously wrote: »
    Oh I see..

    So they will somehow get a line into the house (underneath the door or something? How durable will it be? Won't it get damaged/soaked outside in bad weather?) and then just put up a socket. Why would there need to be a hole then (if there's nothing going through the walls etc)?

    What's the difference between copper and fibre? Should I check/be aware in case I'm not getting the full service?

    So many questions lol. Thanks for any advice!


    Line usually from pole to roof then drops to point of ingress . Thats often the front door where a small hole is drilled in the frame . Cable goes through and a master socket is fitted .Durable 40 50 years for many such installations in the past .Cable is relatively weatherproof .You are almost certain to get copper as relatively few are fibre to the house .Fibre service from the ISP is fibre to the local street cabinet mostly .
  • seriouslyseriously Forumite
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    Quentin wrote: »
    See if you are getting FTTP (premises) or FTTC (which is the near street cabinet) and take it from there.

    Cheers! I'll keep you guys updated. Should be getting it done on Tuesday.

    JJ_Egan wrote: »
    Line usually from pole to roof then drops to point of ingress . Thats often the front door where a small hole is drilled in the frame . Cable goes through and a master socket is fitted .Durable 40 50 years for many such installations in the past .Cable is relatively weatherproof .You are almost certain to get copper as relatively few are fibre to the house .Fibre service from the ISP is fibre to the local street cabinet mostly .

    Oh I see..is there an actual difference between copper and fibre though? We've been quoted a 60-79mb download speed, so as long as we get that, we should be fine right?

    Thanks.
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