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How AT&T installs Fiber 1000 broadband internet in a home

If AT&T FTTH comes to your neighborhood, don't hesitate. It's so much better than cable broadband. You'll never look back.

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Topic: Networking
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The AT&T Gigapower Installer Arrives!

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The old wiring closet, cleared out for the installer.

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Mark the installer unspools the cable.

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Gonna be first on the block!

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Fiber is unspooled over the lawn up to the adjoining wall of the communications closet. An AT&T technician will return in a few days to bury the cable in a new trench.

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Mark widens the existing hole for the fiber.

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This grey box is used to hold the slack of the fiber.

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Tightening things up.

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The AT&T Residential Gateway (RG) which replaces my existing router.

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Rear end of the RG with ports. It supports both a fiber ONT and a DSL connection and also coax for Internet, voice and video services.

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Optical Network Terminal (ONT) bridging the fiber to Ethernet

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Final circuit provisioning, done on iPad in the field.

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The final setup with all my stuff put back in the equipment rack.

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Initial OOKLA Speedtest results, using Ethernet wired PC connection.

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Fast.com (Netflix) bandwidth results

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