I am a dewy eyed broadband virgin, sighing gustily at the prospect of imminent connection at the house we have just bought. Hold on, I have to choose a "connection method". If we have monitored alarm or more than 5 jackpoints then a techie needs to install a splitter apparently. The house has more than 5 jacks and has an alarm (tho not currently monitored). I know the previous people were on broadband but i dont know if they had a splitter installed, and telecom cant seem to be able to tell me. How do you tell if the house has a splitter already? Will I have to pay $150 for some guy to come and say "Its already there dummy"? I understand the splitter is at the termination point - is this in the house or outside? The house does not have aerial wires, its all underground. None of the house jacks look profoundly technical.