Fiber to the Home (FTTH)
- Modems will no longer be necessary for high speed Internet service. Routers will be needed for wireless service.
- Bills will not see an increase unless you choose to add or change your services.
- Additional cost of electricity will only be about $.02 cents a day or $ 8.00 a year.
- Higher speeds of high speed Internet service
- Video (television) can be delivered to all homes.
- New NID boxes will be placed on your home FREE of charge.
- Why is Stanton Telecom having RVW survey all of Stanton?
Stanton Telecom is upgrading their network from their central office switch to residents and businesses with Fiber to the Home.
- What is Fiber to the Home (FTTH)?
FTTH is a new technology that uses fiber optic cable instead of copper cable to deliver telephone, data, and video services. Fiber optic cables have the capacity for an indefinite amount of data, which is becoming a necessity in today’s world.
- How will FTTH benefit me?
With the upgrade to FTTH, you will be able to receive better quality voice (telephone), data (Internet), and video ( television) services to your home.
- What is a Network Interface Device or NID?
A NID (Network Interface Device) contains the electronics that converts a signal of light into usable voice, data, and video services.
- What does a NID box Look Like?
A gray box will be located on the outside of your home/business. There will be an additional box installed inside your home or business which will power the unit. It will also contain a backup battery in case of a power outage.
- What will the battery pack that is being installed cost?
The battery pack is being installed FREE of charge. The electricity to the battery pack will cost about $.02 cents per day or $8.00 per year. It is comparable to running a plug-in night light.
- Do I have to be home when the network interface device (NID) is installed?
Yes, we or our subcontractors will mount power supplies, bond to power grounds, and install network and telephone wiring inside the home/business at the same time as mounting the enclosure on the outside of the building. Again this will be FREE of charge.
- How long will it take?
The time necessary to install the enclosure, ect...varies. It can take anywhere from one to three hours, depending on the home or business. An average install should be around 1.5 hours.
- Will there be additional construction on my property?
Yes, the additional work on the property will include: installation of fiber from the alley to the side of the home, splicing of fiber, and cutover to the electronics that will include voice, data, and video services.
- Will this change the way my present services work?
The only changes in service will be on the data (Internet) level. You will no longer need a modem to receive high speed Internet. Also, if you are already subscribing to high speed Internet (DSL), you should see more efficient data rates.
- How will this affect my phone bill?
The Fiber to the Home upgrade will not increase your current phone rates. However, if you decide to add a service such as Internet or video (television), an activation and/or subscription fees may apply.
- When will this project be done?
Construction of the new plant and splicing should be competed by July 1, 2010. We estimate the turn-up of the new system will take place from that date until the end of 2010.
To set up an onsite survey appointment call 402-439-5300
All other Fiber to the Home questions call 402-439-2264