Fibre to the home internet is the fastest, most reliable internet connection solution available on the market today, and if you haven’t started researching it as an internet solution for your home, you are missing out. Fibre internet makes use of Fibre optic technology. These glass Fibres are as big as a string of hair and are entirely made of glass. These Fibres are bundled together to form a cable, and the cables use the glass to transfer data via light. And this is what makes a Fibre connection so fast – the data travels much faster between cables via light than down a copper cable.
If you are considering having Fibre to the home connection installed to your home, there are a few things you need to confirm and understand before ordering your Fibre package, as there are a few processes involved. The first thing you would need to confirm is whether you have access to Fibre yet in your area, as Fibre has not been rolled out to all areas in South Africa, and some suburbs still need Fibre installed before you can access it. Once you have checked that Fibre is available in your area, you will be able to order a Fibre to the home package.
The next step is to arrange installation for your Fibre to the home package. Fibre installation is not a lengthy or difficult process at all. In fact, it only takes a few hours for the entire installation to be completed. Once you have decided on a Fibre to the home package, the next step would be to contact your chosen internet service provider to book a timeslot to your home to install your Fibre for you. For new Fibre installations it can take up to 2-4 weeks to have it installed into your home.
The process of installing Fibre to the home starts with the technicians assessing your home to see where the Fibre cable from the street into your home should be laid. They will then install a cable running from the Fibre box in the street into your home. They may need to drill a small hole in the wall of your home in order to feed the cable through. Once this has been done, they will connect the cable running from the street to a device called a customer premises equipment, which will most likely be situated inside your home. This little box allows you to connect the Fibre to many devices in your home.